23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Koli National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. March in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pyhatunturi, get outside with Arctic Husky Farm, then get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, and finally stroll through Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi road trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect little chillier with lows of -13°C in Pyhatunturi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 15th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Getting from Pyhatunturi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop & Ruijanpolku Trail). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inari are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 21:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget, examine the collection at Terranova, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Inari to Vaasa takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Vaasa is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

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."