15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— Few hours
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Lake Inari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Inari is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Inari due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moscow in March, with highs in Inari at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
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Akaslompolo

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip planning site.

Getting from Inari to Akaslompolo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. You will leave for Levi on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Levi travel planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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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 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Paha-Koli Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Kuusamo in March, with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joellafor some retail therapy. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo National Park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Artisaani, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."