21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Vaasa
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Copenhagen

3
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.
Pack the 31st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, visit Linden Esplanade, thenbrowse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kotka online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Kotka, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 3rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, thenhave fun at Vainolanniemi, thenwalk around Snellman Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio travel planning website.

You can drive from Kotka to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenlook for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) 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

2
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.
On the 10th (Wed), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Levi planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Vaasa, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Moomin Museum, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): hike along The Archipelago Trail, thenwalk around Kultaranta Garden, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenstroll around Kupittaa Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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