17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Taipei
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Taipei

4
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria 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 still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, visit Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Taipei in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

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

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

Side Trips

Pori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Vitikkala Manor, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
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 LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Safaris
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Safaris

1
night
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 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, thenexamine 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 flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; 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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church