22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
7
Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Forssa Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Serlachius Museum Gosta (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for gifts at Tammelantori, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Tampere to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokioinen Museum Railway, Forssa Museum, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ideapark
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Forssa Museum ©
Forssa Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Tue), stop by Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pori route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pori, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip builder .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 2nd (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Levi trip 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. Traveling from Turku in February, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then see Santa Claus Office. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online visit planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 5th (Tue), hit the slopes at Ruka, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

4
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 Salpa Line Museum and Joutsenon kirkko. Popular historic sites such as Lappeen Marian kirkko and Lauritsala Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach & Lammassaari Island). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina.

Plan a Lappeenranta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Kuusamo to Lappeenranta by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of -7°C in Lappeenranta. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Artisaani, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria