21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beijing
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
7
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
9
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Beijing

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Finlayson Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Beijing, China to Tampere is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Beijing in February, you will find days in Tampere are little chillier (-1°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla road trip planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Jyvaskyla Art Museum ©
Jyvaskyla Art Museum

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hamina, Lammassaari Island, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in February, Akaslompolo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Make your Levi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Inari Reindeer Farm. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Inari sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mielakka Ski Center and Radio and TV Museum. Popular historic sites such as Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Church of Hollola are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Porvoo: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Lahti ( Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo & Musical Fountain).

Make your Porvoo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Porvoo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in February, expect Porvoo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Riverside Park, Mielakka Ski Center, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Radio and TV Museum ©
Radio and TV Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Tue), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park