17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kouvola
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
6
Kimito Island
— 3 nights

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenexplore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kouvola is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, things will get colder in Kouvola: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

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.
Visiting Ukko-Koli Hill and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in April; daily highs in Kuusamo reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 58 minutes away). There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenstop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tulliniemi Nature Path and Ekenas Old Town. Get in touch with nature at Oro and Archipelago National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Hanko Water Tower in Hanko (about 1h 20 min away).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip builder site.

Fly from Saariselka to Kimito Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in April, with highs in Kimito Island at °C and lows at °C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Ekenas Old Town
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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