22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Fly:  15 h 45 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
— 5 nights
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Taipei


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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka (Aijanniemi Beach, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Taipei in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kotka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church


Hanko ©
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 (Photographic Centre Peri, Turku Castle, &more), Naantali Old Town (in Naantali) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Gunnarstrand.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku, Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Herrainpaivat Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, and explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip website.

Drive from Hanko to Tampere in 3.5 hours. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Vitikkala Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto


Levi ©
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 Yllas Ski Resort. Shop till you drop at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park


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 Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, 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 Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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Arktikum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours