20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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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 museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi is minus 3.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Levi (Levi Ski Resort & Icekarting Levi).

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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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: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka), Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). There's much more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Lieksa in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and get your game on at PortaaliVR.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Tampere takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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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."