28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

7
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Helsinki. Traveling from Valletta in February, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Old Rauma and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get your game on at Moomin World, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylion Kirkkokari, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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.
On the 17th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Venajanhiekka and Ukko-Koli Hill. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. February in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and finally take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in February: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Cross Church and Hiekka Art Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Laukko Manor and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Yyteri Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour builder site .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Tampere sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Holy Cross Church, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church