21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Perth
Fly:  26​h
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Perth

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
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: ArtBank (in Parainen) and Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Old Rauma, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route builder website .

Perth, Australia to Turku is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Turku to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rauma, ArtBank, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 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 by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Parola, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari day trip app .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In January in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

5
days
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.
Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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