22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Aijanniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti, Linden Esplanade, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Katajanokka, view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online visit planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Helsinki. Traveling from Taipei in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

Hanko

— 3 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Do your shopping at Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joella. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanko: Turku (Turun Taidehalli, Turku Castle, &more), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Naantali Old Town (in Naantali). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Gunnarstrand.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In December in Hanko, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Hanko

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Herrainpaivat Beach and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Levi

— 3 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 Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Yllas Ski Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Get outdoors at Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. And it doesn't end there: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."