15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  37 h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Wellington

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day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online holiday planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Akaslompolo is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Akaslompolo is minus 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Wellington in March, with highs in Akaslompolo at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

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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 6th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip website.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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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. On the 7th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, thenrelax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inari are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

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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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 8th (Fri), trek along Akka-Koli Hill, thentrek along Paha-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Herajarvi Hiking Trail, thenstroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inari to Koli National Park. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inari in March since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa route planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit website.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, thenmake a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kotka, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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