15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hanko online tour itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Hanko is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Hanko, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in February; daily highs in Hanko reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

Turku

— 2 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 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church. On the next day, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Wed), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 9th (Sat), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, stroll through Ruka, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo online travel planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Savonlinna in February, with lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Akaslompolo

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi itinerary website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Mannerheim Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

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."