20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  27​h
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Perth

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 18th (Tue), get outside with Archipelago National Park.

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Perth, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

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

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally learn more about the world around you at Mineral Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally examine the collection at Lenin Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari attractions planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online journey planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Kajaani, Venajanhiekka, Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sotkamo in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
On the 29th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

5
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 Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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