20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere driving holiday planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Copenhagen in March: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 3°C and lows are around -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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vaasa day trip tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 19th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then examine the collection at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in March, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Akaslompolo to go to Levi and see Levi Ski Resort, which is approximately 52 minutes away.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planning tool .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough 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 ©
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids will get you outdoors. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Koli National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. 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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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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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 30th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. 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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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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