29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Korundi House of Culture. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Naantali Old Town and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, head outdoors with Bike Rental - by Carfield, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 10:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then fly down the slopes at Ojberget, and finally kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online visit planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Sotkamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaasa in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sotkamo, with lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Neitikoski Rapids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, explore the activities along Pielinen, and hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Saimaa, then head off the coast to Malonsaari, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, then stroll through Siikalahti Wetland, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Imatra online trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Koli National Park in March since evenings lows in Imatra dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Mustila, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka online route maker.

Getting from Imatra to Kotka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Kotka are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Helsinki to go to Kirkkonummi and see Hirsala Golf, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."