21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Porvoo
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder website .

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 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planner .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Paateri in Lieksa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Joensuu with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Joensuu, with lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila, and finally examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Vaasa journey planner .

Getting from Joensuu to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In March, daytime highs in Vaasa are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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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.
Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Teijo National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Riimikko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then don't miss a visit to Söderskärin majakka, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally stroll around Fredrika Runebergs Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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