20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker site.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Boston in March, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. You'll explore and learn at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Ett Hem Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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3
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vapriikin Museokeskus and Palander House. Get a sense of the local culture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). The adventure continues: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday builder.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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3
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Juutua Nature Trail, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Saariselka travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 29°F and lows are around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation builder.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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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."