30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Raseborg
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Raseborg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
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Inari
— 1 day
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Joensuu
— 1 day
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Raseborg

— 3 nights
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Bengtskar Lighthouse and Rosala Viking Centre. Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and Pyhan Katarinan kirkko will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Raseborg: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Pike's Gut (in Hanko) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of EKTA museum, explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, and stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Raseborg online itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Raseborg is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Raseborg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Raseborg reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 4:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Turku takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oro, then take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour, and then admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard.

Before you visit Kimito Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rauma day trip planning site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Rauma are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Museum-lovers will get to explore Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Hiekka Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take an in-depth tour of Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere online route planner.

Getting from Rauma to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 15:

Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in March; daily highs in Inari reach -1°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sarestoniemi Museum and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kids' Land. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi tour website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 20th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Raahe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus, then see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally walk around Hupisaaret Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip tool.

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Joensuu

— 1 day
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Treetop Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Oulu to Joensuu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Joensuu sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Saimaa Kanal Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. March in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hamina.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Hamina

— 2 nights
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamina route app.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Hamina takes 1.5 hours. In March in Hamina, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi), The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa) and Riihimaki (Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) & Riihimaki Art Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app.

You can drive from Hamina to Helsinki in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

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."