16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
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): go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku and then paddle through the water with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, then hit the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder website.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Gothenburg in March, expect Jyvaskyla to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Lapponia Safaris - Day tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kemi (Kemi SnowCastle & Kemi Church). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu visit planning tool.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore hidden gems such as Arboretum Mustila and Lahti Ski Museum. When in Lahti, make a side trip to see Repovesi National Park in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, test your problem-solving skills at Room Escape Lahti, and ponder the world of politics at Lahti City Hall.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, and stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

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 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 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."