22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Hanko

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then make a trip to Pike's Gut.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanko route planner.

Moline, USA to Hanko is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Moline in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hanko, with lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Kumlinge Church. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, shop like a local with Turun Taidehalli, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. February in Turku sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik gard and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island day trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

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.
Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Akaslompolo Sportshopfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and admire all the interesting features of Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kimito Island to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kimito Island in March, with highs in Levi at 31°F and lows at 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

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 Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's more to do: get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. March in Inari sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Head to Jalavan Kauppa and Shopping Center Kumparefor plenty of shopping. Visiting Ruka and Kiutakongas Rapids will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi to see Hossa National Park about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuusamo tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 12°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, shop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In March, Savonlinna is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 34°F and lows of 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:

Helsinki

— 4 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

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."