31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
8
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Dubai

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Katajanokka, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti).

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo, approximately Salo away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Finlayson Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Pori (Rosenlew Museum & Yyteri Beach). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Terranova. Get in touch with nature at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum (in Kokkola) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kokkola, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Stundars Museum, Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 21st (Thu), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo holiday app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venajanhiekka and Paha-Koli Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Joensuu (Utra Beach, Joensuu Church, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and Head underground at Pirunkirkko.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get some historical perspective at Kotka Church and Stromforsin Ruukki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Bunker Museum (in Virolahti). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti and stroll around Riverside Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March in Kotka, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bunker Museum
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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