36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Tampere
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Krakow

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto) and Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

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

Krakow, Poland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Krakow in February, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Levi

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 Safaris and Ice Karting Levi. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. On the 21st (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi online trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Safaris
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Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Venajanhiekka and Paateri. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Ukko-Koli (in Koli National Park) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). There's still lots to do: have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Venajanhiekka, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Paateri, Ukko-Koli
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beach Mansikkalahti and Hiidenvuori. Venture out of the city with trips to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Drive from Kuopio to Kotka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Espoo, Hirsala Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo national park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanko road trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mathildedalin Kylapanimo and Turku Castle. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip maker .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ahtari Zoo and Spas & Wellness. Venture out of the city with trips to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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