19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  17​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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 13th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Chennai, India to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai to Kotka. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in April, with highs in Kotka at 8°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, stroll through Uhrihalkeama, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, 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.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. On the 20th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Terranova, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in April, expect nights in Vaasa to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Stundars Museum, Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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