35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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35 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Adeje, Tenerife
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h
End: Adeje, Tenerife

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Bellevue Beach, then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko tour itinerary builder site .

Adeje, Spain to Hanko is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Adeje in February, expect Hanko to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Parainen to see ArtBank about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Haemeenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto Activity Park). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Safaris about 1h 05 min away. On the 19th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in February, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 26th (Tue), stroll through Hiukka, then get great views at Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venajanhiekka and Utra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

4
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Mansikkalahti and Lehman. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach, cruise along Puumalan Lake, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in Kotka sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Wolkoff House Museum, Puumalan Lake, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

6
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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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