16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Lohjan Island and see Paavolan Tammi, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Arboretum Mustila and Aijanniemi Beach. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Hamina Old Town. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, stroll around Riverside Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Kotka sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hamina Old Town, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitikkala Manor and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get in touch with nature at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 17th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -1°C and lows are around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, and then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi planning website .

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails 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
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Poro Farmi. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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