38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruka and Pentik Hill. Step out of Kuusamo to go to Syote and see Syote Ski & Nature Resort, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

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Kuopio to Kuusamo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in March; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -2°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Sodankyla and Maupertuis Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rovaniemi Church. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Eeron Polku Trail (in Pello). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online journey builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Enontekio Church and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Icekarting Levi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online attractions planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Helsinki

— 9 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Maritime Centre Vellamo and The National Museum of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Lahti (Lahti Art Museum & Motorcycle Museum of Finland). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get advice or help at The National Library of Finland, see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, and admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas) and Rauma (Rauma Water Tower, Rauma Art Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and ponder the design of Harmonia.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance). Get a sense of the local culture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Spy Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto (in Ruovesi), Pori (Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, Yyteri Beach, &more) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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."