21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Bus
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Train
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kittila, Bus to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Bus
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Fly
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Bus
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

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 The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

Beijing, China to Tampere is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. 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 drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, then browse the exhibits of The Craft Museum of Finland, and then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
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 get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and 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

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

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): examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, examine the collection at Bunker Museum, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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 · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Akaslompolo

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

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or 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 drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:
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Levi

— 1 night
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 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 go by car to Inari.
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:

Inari

— 3 nights
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 Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step out of Inari to go to Saariselka and see Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; 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 fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:

Porvoo

— 3 nights
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 Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Museum-lovers will appreciate Radio and TV Museum and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Explore Porvoo's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Riverside Park (in Kotka) and Musical Fountain (in Lahti). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in February; daily highs in Porvoo reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
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 brush up on your military savvy at 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 reviews 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 bus; 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 27:

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.