38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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

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5
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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 · Parks

Side Trips

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Shopping Mall
Turun Kauppahalli
4.6

5
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House). 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 Irti Maasta Tampere, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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 · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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History Museum
Visavuori
5.0
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Theme Park
Ahvenisto
5.0
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Spa
Spas
4.9

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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), Imatra (Lempukka Beach & Church of St. Nicholas) and Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Lake Saimaa). There's much more to do: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, get great views at Naisvuori Observation Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mikkeli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Mikkeli sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. 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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Scenic Drive
Lake Saimaa
5.0

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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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0

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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 · Trails · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0

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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: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). 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

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 4:
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
5.0

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 · Tours

Side Trip

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Safari
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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