18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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. On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kotka Church and then stroll around Sibelius Park. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kotka tour planner.

Irkutsk, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Irkutsk to Kotka. Traveling from Irkutsk in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kotka, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

3
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park holiday planner.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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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 19th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip website.

You can fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in March since evenings lows in Vaasa dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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.
On the 22nd (Fri), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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.
Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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