56 days in Finland Itinerary

56 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Vaasa
— 6 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 6 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to General Pedro Jose Mendez International Airport

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Vaasa

— 6 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 6th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's much more to do: stroll through Ojberget, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and look and learn at Meteoriihi.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip app.

Ciudad Victoria, Mexico to Vaasa is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Ciudad Victoria to Vaasa. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ciudad Victoria in January: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:

Tampere

— 7 nights

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: Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen), Karkisten Silta (in Jyvaskyla) and Forssa (Forssa Museum of Natural History & Forssa Museum). And it doesn't end there: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, and get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 18:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: VMB Fishing (in Salo), Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip app.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 25:

Helsinki

— 8 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:

Koli National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Joensuu (Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. In February, Koli National Park is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 9th (Tue), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rukatunturi online vacation planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rukatunturi, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon, surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 17:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Ruijanpolku Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, get great views at Otsamo Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and hike along Juutua Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inari itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Levi

— 6 nights
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: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Keimiotunturi Fell, &more), Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 24th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."