22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Inari
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
4
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in February, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Muonio journey maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Seven Fells Up, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get great views at Otsamo Fell, get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm, and hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Taatsin seita
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Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp ©
Jytky Hysky Sled Dog Camp
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa online trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Inari to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Inari in February, things will get a bit warmer in Lieksa: highs are around -2°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki. Traveling from Lieksa in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -3°C in Helsinki. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Old Rauma & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Juselius Mausoleum, Vaski Adventure Island, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor