31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  26​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
10
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Curitiba

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Design Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site .

Curitiba, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Curitiba to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Curitiba in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo holiday planning app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Söderskärin majakka ©
Söderskärin majakka
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Beach Mansikkalahti and Arboretum Mustila. Get some historical perspective at Marian Kirkko and Stromforsin ruukki. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum (in Kotka), Bunker Museum (in Virolahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Loviisa day trip planner .

Loviisa is just a stone's throw from Porvoo. In February, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin ruukki, Salpa Line Museum, Marian Kirkko, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 17th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey planner .

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. February in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Appreciate the collections at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Kolovesi National Park and Kitee Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Punkaharju, Kolovesi National Park, Rapio Mill, Kitee Zoo
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Take a break from the city and head to Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and Inari Reindeerfarm. Appreciate the collections at Siida and Gold Prospector Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Action Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in February, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Siida ©
Siida
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Step off the beaten path and head to Santa Claus Office and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums
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Safaris
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kemi day trip website .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Kemi sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Kemi to Oulu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Oulu sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Serlachius Museum Gosta and Parola Tank Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Finlayson Church. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Museo Militaria (in Haemeenlinna) and The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) (in Kangasala). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere route maker site .

Getting from Oulu to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Museo Militaria, Parola Tank Museum
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Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Church of the Holy Cross and Ett Hem Museum. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum (in Rauma) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Bellevue Beach
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at PAF Casino, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and then admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. March in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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