22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
3
Luosto
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
6
Levi
— 3 nights

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, walk around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Portland in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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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
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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 more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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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.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, 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 · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Jaakkola Reindeer Farm ©
Jaakkola Reindeer Farm
Museum - Gallery Alariesto
Museum - Gallery Alariesto

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 find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planner.

Getting from Luosto to Savonlinna by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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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
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -1°F. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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