20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  34​h
1
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Lohja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pyhakero and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Muonio is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Muonio is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Muonio: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Enontekio, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 19th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Drive from Muonio to Levi in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark and Arktikum. There's much more to do: stop by LAURI, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Safaris
LAURI ©
LAURI

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Posio trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Posio

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Kuusamo, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Utra Beach and Ukko-Koli. Discover out-of-the-way places like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Old Mine Mining Museum. Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko in Joensuu--about 1h 05 min away.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Posio to Koli National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Posio in December, with highs in Koli National Park at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Old Mine Mining Museum, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Paavolan Tammi. Explore hidden gems such as Teijo national park and Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), The Old Water Tower of Ekenas (in Raseborg) and Fiskars museum (in Fiskars).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lohja trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Lohja. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lohja: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, The Old Water Tower of Ekenas, Fiskars museum, Teijo national park, Paavolan Tammi
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Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi
Fiskars museum ©
Fiskars museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Lohja to Helsinki in an hour. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums
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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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