18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kathmandu

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, and then get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mikkeli sightseeing planning website .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Mikkeli is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Mikkeli. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, expect Mikkeli to be cooler, temps between -7°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Mikkeli to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lieksa trip app .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lieksa takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lieksa are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website .

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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