52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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52 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kuopio
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Vaasa
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to The Sarestoniemi Museum in Kittila, about 54 minutes away. On the 14th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Kongas
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo road trip planning app .

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of Koli National Park to go to Juuka and see Paalasmaan Surukivi, which is approximately 38 minutes away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In February, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Communications Centre Lokki, & more), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Petajavesi Old Church, Himos Ski Resort, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro), Seinajoki (Civil Guard and Lotta Svard Museum, Aalto Center of Seinajoki, & more) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend a day of island exploring on the 4th (Wed) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip site .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Mustasaari, Kokkola, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Stundars Museum
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Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

6
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: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna) and Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum). The adventure continues: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, don't miss a visit to Kallenaution Kievari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tampere fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Parola, Ahvenisto, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, cool off at JukuPark Turku, examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Korpo Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku online driving holiday planner .

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, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Korpo Church, Bellevue Beach, Automobile Museum, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. On the 24th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka journey planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum, Wolkoff House Museum
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route maker site .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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