17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Taipei

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

Plan my day in Helsinki using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Taipei in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Change things up with a short trip to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: visit Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Vapriikin Museokeskus and Vitikkala Manor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna), Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icekarting Levi and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, gear up at Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Levi tour planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

Inari

— 1 night
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 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Inari road trip planning app.

Getting from Levi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."