22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Mon), look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planning tool .

Chicago, USA to Tampere is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Tampere, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 37°F and lows about 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy for their historical value. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Teijo national park will get you outdoors. Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pernio, Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 25th (Mon), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then take a memorable tour with Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In March, Levi is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Giewont Husky Adventures, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get interesting insight from Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Shop till you drop at Jalavan Kauppa and Shopping Center Kumpare. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Ruka. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Riisitunturi National Park in Posio, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online route planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in March, and nighttime lows around 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip builder tool .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 34°F and lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salpa Line Museum and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Appreciate the collections at Bunker Museum and Art Centre Salmela. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Imatran Kalatalo). Next up on the itinerary: stop by MyGoodKnife and pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Savitaipale Church, Salpa Line Museum, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Art Centre Salmela
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, stop by Pien, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria