21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Venture out of the city with trips to Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, get your bearings at The National Library of Finland, and stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday builder website.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In December, Helsinki is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku City Library and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Lordi's Square. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka journey planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Saariselka, with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Change things up with a short trip to Jemes Sport in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip website.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo travel route builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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