13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forssa
— 1 day
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kuopio
— 3 nights

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampere Mineral Museum and Visavuori. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and contemplate the long history of Finlayson Area.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip site.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Turku Airport. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Forssa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Forssa

— 1 day
Forssa is a cozy and lively town with diverse and high-quality services just around the corner.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Forssa Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Forssa Museum, and then stay fit while traveling at Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Forssa road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Forssa takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Forssa can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Forssa

Museums · Theme Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Forssa to Helsinki takes 2 hours. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 20th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the galleries of S/S Salama, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna route planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get slightly colder in Savonlinna: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 22nd (Tue), hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Myllymuseo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Juuan ev.lut Kirkko.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In February in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kuopion Korttelimuseo and Kuopion Automuseo. Step out of Kuopio with an excursion to Tahko Spa in Tahkovuori--about 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Puijo Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuopio day trip site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In February in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

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."