22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Recife

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. Change things up with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and go for a walk through Linden Esplanade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner.

Recife, Brazil to Kotka is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Recife in May, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the activities along Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online visit planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in May, with highs in Kuusamo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ojberget, then see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally get your game on at Makeitout.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vaasa visit site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

Planning Turku trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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