21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

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
4
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
6
Levi
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parola Tank Museum and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Step out of the city life by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Haemeenlinna (Museo Militaria & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker site .

Beijing, China to Tampere is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Beijing to Tampere, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone 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) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank 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, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and then take an in-depth tour of Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time 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

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Savonlinna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, examine the collection at Bunker Museum, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Hamina, Lammassaari Island, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Akaslompolo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Akaslompolo by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: 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) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris

1
night
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida and Inari Reindeerfarm.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip website .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Radio and TV Museum and Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Mielakka Ski Center. Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Musical Fountain (in Lahti). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Porvoo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in February: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 0°C and lows are around -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

Side Trips

Lahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Mielakka Ski Center, Church of Hollola, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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