20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 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
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
+2
Bus + Foot + 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), identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island travel planning app.

Perth, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then steep yourself in history at 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, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -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 ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, and then explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip planning app.

Drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip tool.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sotkamo in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi day trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Ullanlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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