20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Copenhagen

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Moomin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere attractions app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Tampere. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vaasa are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari itinerary planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in March, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo road trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. March in Kotka sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, visit Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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