22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannerheim Museum and Johannes Church. Kallio Church and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Tampere (Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower & Finlayson Church). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Old Rauma and The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, view the masterpieces at Gallery A, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Safaris Levi. Take a break from the city and head to Kids' Land and Discover Lapland. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get reinvigorated at Levi Wellness Club, and take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi visit planning website.

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore hidden gems such as Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Step out of the city life by going to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ranua Zoo and Rovaniemi Church. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Isokuru. The adventure continues: try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ruka.

Discover how to plan a Kuusamo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Oulu by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Oulu, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

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 19th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then take in the history at Salpa Line, and finally view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Oulu to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."