37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Maputo
Fly:  26​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Rauma
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Raseborg Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Maputo

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like S-market Hakaniemi and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Artisaani, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Maputo, Mozambique to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. In February, Helsinki is cooler than Maputo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

5
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Marian kirkko. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beach Mansikkalahti and Salpa Line Museum. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Lappeenranta (Joutsenon kirkko & Sandcastle Lappeenranta) and Art Centre Salmela (in Mantyharju). There's lots more to do: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Kotka sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Art Centre Salmela, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Taito Shop Savonlinna and Savonlinna Market Square. Step out of the city life by going to Lammassaari Island and Lempukka Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Ruokolahden Kirkko (in Ruokolahti) and Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, find something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, and make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Imatra, Punkaharju, Tohmajarven kirkko, Kerimaki Church, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, examine the collection at Kuopio Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at RIISA- Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuopio online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Levi Ski Resort. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Akaslompolo Sportshop and Snow Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kuopio to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tampere Hall and Tammelantori. Do your shopping at Ideapark and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. For shopping fun, head to Ruokapuoti Lumo Oy or Patakirppis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yyteri Beach and Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Pori (Central Pori Church, Puuvilla Shopping Centre, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, get engrossed in the history at old City Hall, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Tampere to Rauma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. March in Rauma sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
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 explore and learn at Turku Castle and Museo "Ett Hem". We've included these beaches for you: Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, admire the landmark architecture of St. Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Discover how to plan a Turku trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Raseborg Municipality.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Raseborg Municipality

Raseborg Municipality ©
Visiting Bellevue Beach and Tulliniemi Nature Path will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Bengtskar Lighthouse and Raseborg Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala) and Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko).

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Raseborg Municipality online holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Raseborg Municipality in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Raseborg Municipality sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Raseborg Municipality

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hanko, Rosala, Fagervik Museum
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse

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