15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tijuana
Fly:  25​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Kuopio
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kotka
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Tijuana

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 3rd (Sun), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner .

Tijuana, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Tijuana to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tijuana in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Turku to Kuusamo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in March: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -2°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, then examine the collection at Siida, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari visit planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday maker tool .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stromforsin ruukki and Salpa Line Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Linden Esplanade and St. John's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Salpa Line Hiking Trail (in Virolahti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kotka, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hamina, Hiidenvuori, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Salpa Line Museum
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori