22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Tampere is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Tampere. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Tampere at 37°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Pernio (Teijo National Park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Levi

— 2 nights
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), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Levi reach 31°F and lows reach 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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

Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. For shopping fun, head to Jalavan Kauppa or Shopping Center Kumpare. Step out of the city life by going to Ruka and Riisitunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

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Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays 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 shop like a local with Savonlinna Market Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in March, with highs in Savonlinna at 34°F and lows at 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Centre Salmela and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Appreciate the collections at Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Imatran Kalatalo) and Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale). The adventure continues: look for gifts at MyGoodKnife and pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at Design Museum, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

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."