21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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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, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel site.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Paateri (in Lieksa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Joensuu tour itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Joensuu. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Joensuu when traveling from Saariselka in March, with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paateri ©
Paateri

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, get great views at Saltkaret, and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, then experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila, and finally examine the collection at Stundars Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa travel route builder app.

Drive from Joensuu to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

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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.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Riimikko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In March in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive 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 ©

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. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary website.

Drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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