21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

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
train:  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. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler 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): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuopio trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kotka to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Kuopio sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Nature Museums

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

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

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
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Levi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -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

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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): stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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