38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 5 nights
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
6
Inari
— 3 nights
7
Levi
— 4 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 0°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Rauma (Marela Museum House, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Suomen Huvilupa Oy
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori, Ronni - Summer Dance Pavilion, The Parola Armour Museum, Haralanharju Tower
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Spas

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, &more), Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Puumalan Lake) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach & Church of St. Nicholas). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli online journey planner.

Drive from Tampere to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Puumala, Imatra, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Lappeenrannan kirkko
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, get great views at Rylays Hill, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Koli National Park takes 4 hours. February in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park & Hippupuoti Gift Shop). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Juutua Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Inari with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Inari when traveling from Koli National Park in February, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online travel planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 10:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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