15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary maker tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park route maker tool .

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Vaasa day trip planning app .

You can fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Abo Akademi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku vacation planning site .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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