15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
7
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kuusamo

— 1 day
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids and then stroll through Ruka.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo day trip planning app.

Doha, Qatar to Kuusamo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Kuusamo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Doha in March, with highs in Kuusamo at -2°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Seven Fells Up.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday site.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 6:

Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in March, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 8:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik gard, then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then stroll through Oro.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Kotka

— 1 night
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 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kotka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kimito Island to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of Helsinki to go to Hanko and see Bellevue Beach, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."