22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
End: Boston

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Boston, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°F and lows reach 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli. Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Taitokortteli, & more).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Koli National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 4th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, shop like a local with Haihara Art Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 21°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joellafor some retail therapy. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Teijo national park in Pernio--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo national park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Merila, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or ARTag Gallery. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, look for gifts at Artisaani, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral