19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Paris CDG

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2
nights
Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip tool.

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Helsinki is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Nuuksio National Park ©
National Park
Nuuksio National Park
4.7
Katajanokka ©
Neighborhood
Katajanokka
4.3

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Ruka, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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Ruka ©
Must see
Ruka
4.4
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8

2
nights
Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka sightseeing planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
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2
nights
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo tour planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Must see
Safaris
4.8
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1

3
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
5.0
Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

3
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Beach and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Escape the urban bustle at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
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Teijo National Park ©
National Park
Teijo National Park
4.6
Vepsa Island ©
Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

4
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari, approximately Ahtari away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

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