18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Irkutsk
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Irkutsk

2
nights
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotka online trip itinerary planner .

Irkutsk, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Irkutsk to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Irkutsk in March since evenings lows in Kotka dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder website .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner .

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 March, Vaasa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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