22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  26​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Perth

2
nights
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: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Holy Cross Church in Parola (about 1h 10 min away). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Holy Cross Church
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning app .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Levi with the Route module. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Tours, #Winter Sports, #Trails

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
nights
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, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and see Santa Claus Office.

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Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Thu), fly down the slopes at Ruka, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to 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
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.
Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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