27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Ranua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Geneva

5
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 out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Geneva in July, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku visit planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app .

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; 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
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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 - Day Tours, Utsjoki Nature Information Hut and Aurora Service Tours. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Utsjoki Nature Information Hut, get a taste of local nightlife at Aurora Service Tours, trek along with Ivalo Trek Lapland - Day Tours, get outside with Lake Inari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Lapland, Saariselka
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

3
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and then take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ranua trip planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Ranua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Syote National Park
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and The Silent People (in Suomussalmi). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo attractions planner.

Drive from Ranua to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, The Silent People
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ivalo Safaris. On the 29th (Wed), see the winter wonderland with Ivalo Safaris, then 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 fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Saariselka are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Ivalo Safaris, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

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