16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly

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Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, add some adventure to your tour with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, and then go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Karkisten Silta, don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria, then stop by Vitikkala Manor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla itinerary website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Jyvaskyla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Jyvaskyla is a bit cooler than Stockholm - with highs of 1°C and lows of -8°C. You will leave for Oulu on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Shopping · Museums · Adventure · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 5th (Fri), examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, then examine the collection at Apulandia, then ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, and finally examine the collection at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off-road at Jump Up, then learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, and then trek along Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail.

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Getting from Oulu to Lahti by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, walk around Kupittaa Park, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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 find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane). Next up on the itinerary: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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."