20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Levi (Levi Ski Resort & Icekarting Levi).

Before you visit Akaslompolo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Akaslompolo is little chillier at night with lows of -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

Lieksa

— 3 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa itinerary planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Lieksa by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lieksa when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Vitikkala Manor, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Getting from Lieksa to Tampere by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."