26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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26 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Varese
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Pori
— 1 night
7
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
bus:  30​min
9
Espoo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Varese

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to Arctic Circle Mall and Kauppakeskus Sampokeskusfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip site .

Varese, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Varese to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Varese in March, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Levi Foxfires as well as Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris. Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Snow Village. It doesn't end there: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Get outdoors at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu route builder app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -8°C in Oulu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Safaris

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Head to Laukko Manor and Haihara Art Centrefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laukko Manor
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pori holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll explore and learn at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Galleria Joella. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder 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 March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Espoo Cathedral as well as Nuuksio National Park. On the 31st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Gallen-Kallela Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Espoo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In March in Espoo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Gallen-Kallela Museum ©
Gallen-Kallela Museum

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