20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Boston

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hartwall Arena and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday builder tool.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Helsinki is 7 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Hartwall Arena ©
Hartwall Arena

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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 8th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenexperience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thenwander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, thenexamine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Mon), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, thenexperience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Tuula's Reindeer ©
Tuula's Reindeer

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Syote holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Syote takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. You'll set off for Akaslompolo on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Syote

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Posio
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

3
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route planner.

Drive from Syote to Akaslompolo in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

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