11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riga in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hit the slopes at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get slightly colder in Kuusamo: highs are around -2°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Kittila

— 2 nights
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kittila holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Kittila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, and finally examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kittila to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Kittila in March, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, and then stroll through Bellevue Beach. On your second day here, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."