32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Inari
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kuusamo
— 8 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 11 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Geneva

6
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Angry Birds Activity Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, & more). Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Inari is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Inari is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Geneva in February: high temperatures in Inari hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

8
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Silent People and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuusamo: Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Ski Resort) and Posio (Korouoma Canyon & Riisitunturi National Park). Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Hossa National Park. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Syote National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Posio, Salla, Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, Syote National Park
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park

11
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visit Church of Sodankyla and Tornio Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Tornio Church, Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Pyhatunturi
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Safaris
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo. On the next day, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip maker .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Oulu are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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