32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Inari
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Kuusamo
— 8 nights
Drive:  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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Otsamo Fell. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: 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. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, head outdoors with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari day trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Inari is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Inari is 1 hour. In February, Inari is colder than Geneva - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

8
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Hossa National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Suomussalmi (Martinselkonen Wilds Centre & The Silent People), Salla (Paikanselan Taistelualue & Salla Ski Resort) and Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma). There's much more to do: stroll through Ruka, look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, get outside with Karhunkierros, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Kuusamo driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -13°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

11
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church of Sodankyla and Pyhatunturi. Your inner history buff will appreciate German Soldier s Cemetery and Kemi Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tornio Church (in Tornio), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Church of Sodankyla, Tornio Church, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
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Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, thensee the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, thenappreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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