27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Ranua
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Geneva

5
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Geneva, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Naantali Old Town and then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker app.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ivalo Trek Lapland, Utsjoki Nature Information Hut and Aurora Service Tours. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get all the information you need at Utsjoki Nature Information Hut, get a taste of local nightlife at Aurora Service Tours, trek along with Ivalo Trek Lapland, then head outdoors with Lake Inari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland, Saariselka
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ranua journey planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Ranua takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Kuusamo's surroundings by going to Pieni Karhunkierros Trail (in Juuma) and The Silent People (in Suomussalmi). The adventure continues: get outside with Karhunkierros, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo visit planner.

You can drive from Ranua to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, The Silent People
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Ivalo Safaris has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), see the winter wonderland with Ivalo Safaris, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Trails Nature

Side Trips

Ivalo Safaris, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

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