17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Flamingo Spa (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Helsinki.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Joensuu

— 4 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli & Ukko-Koli Hill). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, and admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Joensuu online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Joensuu with the Route module. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, you will find days in Joensuu are somewhat warmer (-2°C), and nights are about the same (-8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get your bearings at Turku City Library, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip website.

You can drive from Joensuu to Turku in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."