21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary site.

Madurai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madurai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Madurai in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Sat), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, gear up at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Vitikkala Manor. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -2°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Juutua Nature Trail. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, approximately Inari away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip maker app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Safaris Levi will get you outdoors. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rovaniemi fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."