18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Minsk
Fly:  7 h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
End: Minsk

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Minsk, Belarus to Turku is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minsk to Turku due to the time zone difference. In марта, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In марта, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka holiday planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In марта, Saariselka is slightly colder than Vaasa - with highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planning site.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In марта, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. марта in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In марта, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In марта, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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