56 days in Finland Itinerary

56 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
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Savonlinna
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 13 nights
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Turku
— 6 nights
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Rauma
— 5 nights
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Tavastia Proper
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Lifestyle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary tool.

Madrid, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

5
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Samiland. Appreciate the collections at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila), Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Akaslompolo Sportshop) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 12th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill and Joutsenon kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salpa Line Museum and Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale), Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Model Railroad Museum Kouvola). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Sammonlahden Church, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korpikeidas.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Levi to Lappeenranta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lappeenranta, with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola ©
Model Railroad Museum Kouvola

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. You'll explore and learn at Savonlinna Provincial Museum and Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Terttis Garden, and stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In February in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 11:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pargas (ArtBank & Lenholm Conservation Area), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

5
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum and Marela Museum House will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Rauma and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum, Yyteri Beach, &more), Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum, Uusikaupunki Old Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Rauma sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tavastia Proper.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

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Tavastia Proper

Tavastia Proper ©
Tavastia Proper is a region of Finland. Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) and Forssa Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Jokioinen Museum Railway and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Riihimaki Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tavastia Proper road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Tavastia Proper takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rauma in March since evenings lows in Tavastia Proper dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Tavastia Proper

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Petajavesi Old Church and Church of Keuruu. Museum-lovers will appreciate Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Marttinen (in Virrat) and Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip website.

You can drive from Tavastia Proper to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra

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