29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki. Traveling from Denver in February, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (33°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and The Archipelago Trail. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, ponder the design of Harmonia, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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5
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Church of Keuruu and Church of Keuruu. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Palander House.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere route maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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3
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Ukko-Koli and Paha-Koli Hill will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Akka-Koli Hill, &more) and Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Pielisen Museum).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu online travel planner.

Drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 28°F, while at night they dip to 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

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2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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2
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Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip tool.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Saariselka in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sotkamo in February, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between 22°F and 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 · Nature

Side Trips

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3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Safaris in Akaslompolo, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

4
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Arctic Emotions Oy. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip builder.

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 enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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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."