25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
10
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
End: Tampere

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, childrens museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Tampere. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Haralanharju Tower
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas & Wellness

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Korpo Church, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka vacation builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Main Building of Military School, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 28th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio road trip planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Kuopio are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
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Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
When in Koli National Park, make a side trip to see Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, approximately 38 minutes away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -9°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online holiday planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 5th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

Before you visit Akaslompolo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. On the 6th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi online day trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mustasaari
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 10:
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Saltkaret ©
Saltkaret

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