22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Hanko
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

6
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka (Aijanniemi Beach, Beach Mansikkalahti, &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

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Hanko

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: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo), Naantali Old Town (in Naantali) and Turku (Photographic Centre Peri, Turku Castle, &more). 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

5
nights
Tampere

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 Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Herrainpaivat Beach and Yyteri Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). 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 see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, 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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Laukko Manor, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Vitikkala Manor
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safaris in Akaslompolo--about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

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

Side Trip

Museum - Gallery Alariesto
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Fishing Charters & Tours