15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Kuopio
— 1 day
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
8
Kotka
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Ullanlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thentake an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday builder website.

Tijuana, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Tijuana to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tijuana in March, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hit the slopes at Ruka, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo route planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in March, with highs in Kuusamo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, thenexamine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Levi to Kuopio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
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, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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. Appreciate the collections at Salpa Line Museum and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Stromforsin Ruukki and St. John's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Salpa Line Hiking Trail (in Virolahti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planning site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. March in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Hiking Trail, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori