27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Ranua
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Naantali Old Town and then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Levi

— 3 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 a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ivalo Trek Lapland, Utsjoki Nature Information Hut and Aurora Service Tours. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get all the information you need at Utsjoki Nature Information Hut, get a taste of local nightlife at Aurora Service Tours, trek along with Ivalo Trek Lapland, then head outdoors with Lake Inari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Ranua

— 3 nights
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Syote National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ranua tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Inari to Ranua by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to The Silent People (in Suomussalmi) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). The adventure continues: get outside with Karhunkierros, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo visit planner.

You can drive from Ranua to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

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.
Ivalo Safaris has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), see the winter wonderland with Ivalo Safaris, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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."