21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights
7
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 1st (Wed): trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, thenstroll through Beach Mansikkalahti, and then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip maker site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kotka is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

4
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 outdoors at Ukko-Koli and Pielinen. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Koli National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kotka to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, thensample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route builder app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Safaris.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get some historical perspective at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, visit Ullanlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in May, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) 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
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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