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), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island sightseeing planning site.

Perth, Australia to Kimito Island is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Perth to Kimito Island, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect Kimito Island to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -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

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku route planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Kultaranta Garden, 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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take in the views from Hameensilta. On your second day here, 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 explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 Historic Sites Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

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), kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo journey tool.

Getting from Mustasaari to Sotkamo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. December in Sotkamo sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sotkamo in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Norman Travels and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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