31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 6 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 7 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arctic Emotions Oy. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Bliss Adventure (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Rovaniemi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 8:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lapland Safaris Levi and Levi Ski Resort. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Konijanka Petting Zoo (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To plan Levi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 13:

Saariselka

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and LuontoLoma Pro Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and hike along Ruijanpolku Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 19:

Rukatunturi

— 6 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and Pentik Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Rukatunturi: Martinselkonen Wilds Centre (in Suomussalmi), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi).

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rukatunturi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. March in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Cathedral and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Adventure Park (in Turku) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rukatunturi to Helsinki with the Route module. In March, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rukatunturi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."