22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route maker

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Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip tool.

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Turku. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in March, with highs in Levi at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Lieksa

— 4 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lieksa trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and walk around Kumparepuisto Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka route planner.

Getting from Lieksa to Kotka by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. April in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."