38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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38 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kuopio
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ruka and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: Hossa National Park (in Suomussalmi), Pentik Hill (in Posio) and Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski). There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kuusamo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kuusamo. Traveling from Singapore in February, expect Kuusamo to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill, Hossa National Park
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Tatuka Palvelut. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then make a trip to Snow Village. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip builder app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Safaris
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, have fun at Kid's Land, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Action Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Viewing Platform in Puumala), Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Church of St. Nicholas) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, shop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Savonlinna, with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Imatra, Puumala, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Ukko-Koli and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama & Rasavaara Observation tower), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Paateri (in Lieksa). There's lots more to do: have fun at Vainolanniemi, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paateri, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

4
nights
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 Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Tampere Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Ahvenisto, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Room Escape Games
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

4
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 Turku Castle and Bengtskar Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Hanko (Hanko Water Tower & Gunnarstrand). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hanko, Rauma, Nagu Church, Kultaranta Garden, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

7
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 Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Raseborg (Ekenas Old Town, Ekenas Museum, & more). Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Raseborg, Porvoo, Snappertunan kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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