19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Mumbai


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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. On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Kotka. In March, Kotka is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Hamina Old Town, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 13th (Wed), stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Makravaara Hill and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): learn about all things military at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip website .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Salla takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in March, expect slightly colder with lows of -13°C in Salla. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla, identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then explore and take pictures at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Church of Sodankyla
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 19th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Luosto in March, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Inari, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip website .

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, Tampere is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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