19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
3
Salla
— 1 night
4
Luosto
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
7
Inari
— 1 night
8
Tampere
— 1 night
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 11th (Mon): walk around Riverside Park, steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In March, Kotka is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Hamina Old Town
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Makravaara Hill and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. March in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks 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): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Salla Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salla trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Salla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in March, Salla is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luosto online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Salla to Luosto takes 2 hours. In March in Luosto, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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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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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Luosto in March, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

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

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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), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planning tool.

You can fly from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in March: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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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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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Artisaani. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough 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