15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, Helsinki is little chillier than Geneva - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Visiting Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park attractions planning site.

Drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Vaasa

— 1 day
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Change things up with a short trip to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip website.

Fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Vaasa in March, with highs in Levi at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Akaslompolo

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On your second day here, see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

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."