19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h
7
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 21st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Kimito Island is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku holiday maker site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In November, Levi is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
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 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari travel site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saariselka to Mustasaari. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in November: high temperatures in Mustasaari hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Koli National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, things will get a bit cooler in Koli National Park: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Helsinki Cathedral and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Espoo
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church