22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). There's much more to do: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), walk around Kaisaneimi Park, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and snap pictures at Rakkauden Silta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -7.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in January, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Naantali Old Town and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turun Kauppahalli and Turku Cathedral. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Kota-Husky and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ruka and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's more to do: stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Levi

— 4 nights
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 Lapland Safaris Levi. Head to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Akaslompolo Sportshopfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and stay fit while traveling at Levi Wellness Club.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rovaniemi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."