15 days in Finnish Archipelago, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago, Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night

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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. Get in touch with nature at Beach Mansikkalahti and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Visit St. John's Church and Marian Kirkko for their historical value. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, approximately Elimaki away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and don't miss a visit to Hamina Town Hall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online trip planner.

Albuquerque, USA to Kotka is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Albuquerque in March, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
4.7
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Religious Site
St. John's Church
4.0

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Helsinki

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.
Visit Mannerheim Museum and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5

3
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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.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turku using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

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Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Akaslompolo is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Must see
Safaris
4.8
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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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 15th (Fri), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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