21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  26 h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: ArtBank (in Pargas) and Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Old Rauma, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning app.

Perth, Australia to Turku is an approximately 27- hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Turku, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Turku is cooler than Perth - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World, ArtBank
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere visit planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Parola, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari attractions app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Levi. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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.
Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planning tool.

Getting from Kuusamo to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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