30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Maupertuis Memorial. Bring the kids along to Ranua Zoo and Arctic Emotions Oy. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour website.

Columbus, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Columbus in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Explore hidden gems such as Lapland Safaris Levi and Kids' Land. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Levi online trip maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 24°F, and evening lows to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Urho Kekkonen National Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

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You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 13:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Ruka. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online trip maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in February, and nighttime lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Tampere

— 3 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 Tampere Mineral Museum. Kids will enjoy Rauhaniemi Beach and Milavida Museo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Palander House & Vankilamuseo). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere itinerary site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Tampere in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Turku

— 4 nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Cathedral and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 24:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Heureka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Katajanokka, and take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday maker.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 2:

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."