29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: Denver

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.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

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Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, hike along The Archipelago Trail, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, and ponder the design of Harmonia.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor, Teijo National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Appreciate the collections at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Keuruu (Old Church of Keuruu & Church of Keuruu), Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach, Yyteri Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Hameenlinna, Keuruu, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli and Utra Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Pielisen Museum). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in February, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then identify plant and animal life at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Joensuu to Sotkamo in 3 hours. February in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Vuokatinvaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Popular historic sites such as Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Saariselka takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sotkamo in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach 22°F and lows reach 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Change things up with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get your game on at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online tour planner .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Poro Farmi. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning app .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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