17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Inari
— 1 night
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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and visit Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder website.

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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Taipei in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -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 · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

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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 Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. 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 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

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Tampere

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 Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vitikkala Manor and Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Kids' Land. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, 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 · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:

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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, 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 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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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."