36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Levi
— 4 nights
7
Inari
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

6
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.
Visiting Teijo national park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tulliniemi Nature Path and Room Escape Games. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

5
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Valkmusa National Park. Get outdoors at Paijatsalo Trail and Hiidenvuori. Venture out of the city with trips to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Imatra (Malonsaari & Imatra Waterfall) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Sibelius Park). On the 22nd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola travel route tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Imatra, Paijatsalo Trail, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenvuori
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

7
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Hiidenportti National Park and Akka-Koli Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Venture out of the city with trips to Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli, Orinoro Gorge, Heinaveden kirkko, Hiidenportti National Park
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Ruka and Riisitunturi National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kiutakongas Rapids and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and Syote National Park (in Syote). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in March; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -2°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

3
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Step off the beaten path and head to Safaris and Kopara Reindeer Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi day trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Luosto, Pyhatunturi
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up. Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo--about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

6
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lake Inari. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Action Park about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Inari trip planning app .

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Inari, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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