43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Jyvaskyla
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Jyvaskyla
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
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Saariselka
— 7 nights
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Kuopio
— 7 nights
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Jyvaskyla

— 6 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Art Centre Salmela and Punnitse & Saasta. Do your shopping at Panda Factory Outlet and Art Center Haihatus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Kammiovuori Trail (in Sysma). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Sahis Aki resort, hike along Nyrolan luontopolku, and pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko).

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online travel route planner.

Hannover, Germany to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Hannover to Jyvaskyla, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hannover in March, with highs in Jyvaskyla at 1°C and lows at -8°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 18:

Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
Visit Mannerheim Museum and Kallio Church for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamp Galleria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 25:

Turku

— 6 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Turun Kauppahalli or Turun Taidehalli. Venture out of the city with trips to Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and shop like a local with Galleria Joella.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 9 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do your shopping at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and Arctic Circle Mall. Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Venture out of the city with trips to Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea & Maupertuis Memorial) and Kemi SnowCastle (in Kemi). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and browse the different shops at Sampokeskus Shopping Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 9:

Saariselka

— 7 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Visit Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Taatsin seita for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Juutua Nature Trail, &more) and Pyha-Nattanen Fell (in Sodankyla). Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, and see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Kuopio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 16:

Kuopio

— 7 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get some cultural insight at G12 Galleria and Kuopio War Veteran Museum. For shopping fun, head to Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) or Pikku Pietarin Torikuja. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara) and Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Puijo Tower, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and hike along Saaristokatu.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuopio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Saariselka to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in April; daily highs in Kuopio reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 23:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."