22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Indianapolis

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary tool.

Indianapolis, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Indianapolis to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Kotka is a bit cooler than Indianapolis - with highs of 35°F and lows of 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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.
Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Paha-Koli Hill. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

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Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 33°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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 28th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 16°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, examine the collection at Terranova, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online tour planner.

Getting from Levi to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vaasa, with lows of 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Hameenlinna to see Linna Golf & Country Club about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Turku Castle and Galleria Joella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and visit Ullanlinna.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, 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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