22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Portland
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Luosto
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Portland

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You've now added Ruka to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 23°F and lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Luosto.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pentik Hill
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Ski Resort Suomutunturi
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

3
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Jaakkola Reindeer Farm has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trek along with Jaakkola Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Luosto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, Luosto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°F. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Jaakkola Reindeer Farm ©
Jaakkola Reindeer Farm
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko, and then take an in-depth tour of Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planner.

Getting from Luosto to Savonlinna by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Luosto in December, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around 29°F and lows about 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Imatra, Punkaharju, Lietvesi Scenic Road, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Johanna Oras Art Gallery ©
Johanna Oras Art Gallery
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Santa Claus Village has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 11°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -1°F. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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