33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, get great views at Rylays Hill, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Helsinki to Koli National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Koli National Park reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of -13°C in Rukatunturi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 5 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 find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 14:

Pello

— 2 nights
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get all the equipment you need at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial, then take an exotic tour of Soulmate Huskies, and then hike along Eeron Polku Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pello day trip website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pello in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Pello are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Muonio (Sarkitunturi & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins), Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 17th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary app.

Getting from Pello to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:

Saariselka

— 4 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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

Plan trip to Saariselka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pargas (Pargas Church & ArtBank) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, stroll around Kupittaa Park, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in February; daily highs in Turku reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."