19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to Your Piece Of Finland and Arctic Circle Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Vancouver, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Vancouver in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Icekarting Levi and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Do some cultural sightseeing at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Spend the 5th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

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 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Punnitse & Saasta and then get some fabulous bargains at Panda Factory Outlet. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) and then shop like a local with Art Center Haihatus.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla day trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Jyvaskyla by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Hameenkatu, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

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

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Tampere by car takes about 2.5 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 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get a sense of the local culture at Naantali Old Town and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

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You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

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.
Head to Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Hakaniemi Marketfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Spas & Wellness. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Brunberg Candy Factory Shop in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Central Finland travel guide

3.8
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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