13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Taipei

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site.

If you are flying in from Taiwan, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Inari is slightly colder at night with lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then stop by Sampo Icebreaker, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then play a few rounds at Tornio Golf.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kemi day trip planning app.

Drive from Saariselka to Kemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saariselka in January since evenings lows in Kemi dip to -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kemi to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Senate Square ©
Senate Square

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