13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 day
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki online attractions planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari tour itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mustasaari: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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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 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka journey maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Saariselka. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
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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 4th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Turku reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 7th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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