18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brno
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​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
Drive:  4​h
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
End: Brno

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 2nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. On your second day here, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary website .

Brno, Czech Republic to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brno to Kotka. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brno in April: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, have fun at Vainolanniemi, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route builder website .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
On the 11th (Thu), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to 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 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa journey builder website .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in April, you will find days in Vaasa are somewhat warmer (7°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, stroll through Kupittaa Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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