27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
6
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
8
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Teijo national park. Head to Photographic Centre Peri and Galleria Joellafor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip builder site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

1
day
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 23rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Vaasa to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vaasa in March, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -1°C and lows about -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Samiland. And it doesn't end there: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo road trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli Hill.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In March, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. We've included these beaches for you: Beach Mansikkalahti and Lehman. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Linden Esplanade, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and examine the collection at Poikilo - Museums.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka journey planning app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In March, daytime highs in Kotka are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki, Sibelius Hall, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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