20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Saariselka
— 2 nights
8
Inari
— 2 nights
9
Levi
— 4 nights

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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 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, steep yourself in history at Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Calgary, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in January, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pargas Church, thenlet little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pargas Church
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenkick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenstroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Kuusamo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 1st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenfly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Inari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Icekarting Levi and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of Levi to go to Sodankyla and see Church of Sodankyla, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Tours

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Church of Sodankyla, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

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