20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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Saariselka

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.
On the 27th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Juuka to see Paalasmaan Surukivi about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, Head underground at Pirunkirkko, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Paalasmaan Surukivi, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, thenget engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, thenstop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online day trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In March in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thenenjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get your game on at PortaaliVR.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in March, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenattend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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