16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Hanko
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Turku
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Sastamala
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
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Salla
— 1 night
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Vuokatti
— 1 night
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Imatra
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Lappeenranta
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Kotka
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Spas · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Gunnarstrand, make a trip to Pike's Gut, and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hanko, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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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 (Tue): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

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You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sastamala.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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Sastamala

Sastamala ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, examine the collection at Pukstaavi, then have some family-friendly fun at The House of Mr. Clutterbuck, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sastamala day trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Sastamala in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Sastamala

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing app.

Drive from Sastamala to Tampere in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas
Haihara Art Centre ©
Haihara Art Centre

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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 8th (Fri): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally see Santa Claus Office.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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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 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi ©
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Pyhatunturi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelkosenniemi trip planning app.

Drive from Saariselka to Pelkosenniemi in 2.5 hours. In January in Pelkosenniemi, expect temperatures between -13°C during the day and -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Paikanselan Taistelualue and then take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salla trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Salla in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Salla

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip maker app.

You can drive from Salla to Kuusamo in 1.5 hours. In January in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vuokatti.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Vuokatti

Vuokatti ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get great views at Vuokatinvaara, then kick back and relax at Hiukka, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vuokatti day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Vuokatti takes 3.5 hours. January in Vuokatti sees daily highs of -9°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Vuokatti

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kajaani Church ©
Kajaani Church
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, and finally look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra trip planner.

You can drive from Vuokatti to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January in Imatra, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo
Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta travel site.

Lappeenranta is very close to Imatra. In January, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 16th (Sat), wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, stroll through Aijanniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally go for a walk through Linden Esplanade.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotka sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Kotka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church