59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Turku
— 7 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Savonlinna
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Drive
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Yllasjarvi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Old Rauma and Abo Akademi will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and admire the landmark architecture of Brinkhall Manor.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Turku is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Himos Ski Resort and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi) and Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip tool.

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 15:

Savonlinna

— 5 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Tohmajarven kirkko. Get in touch with nature at Kolovesi National Park and Lietvesi Scenic Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), Lake Saimaa (in Puumala) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, and see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Koli National Park

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pielisen Museum and Uhrihalkeama. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ukko-Koli and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Puijo Tower, &more) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Makravaara Hill, stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. February in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:

Kuusamo

— 3 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Ruka and Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours. Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Posio and see Korouoma Canyon, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

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Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. February in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 2:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyhatunturi. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pello (Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Eeron Polku Trail, &more) and Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla). There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yllasjarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 10:

Yllasjarvi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): gear up at Jemes Sport, surround yourself with nature on Powerun Adventures, and then stroll through Konijanka Petting Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yllasjarvi road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Yllasjarvi in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Yllasjarvi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Do some cultural sightseeing at Samiland and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Taatsin seita (in Kittila) and Muonio (Keimiotunturi Fell & Sarkitunturi). There's much more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yllasjarvi to Levi in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:

Saariselka

— 4 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.
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Inari Reindeer Farm). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:

Helsinki

— 11 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mannerheim Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 31:

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."