20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Lieksa
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get your game on at Kids' Land, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:

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Lieksa

Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Lieksa. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

Drive from Lieksa to Tampere in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

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Turku

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 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

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."