22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Kemi
— 4 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 3 nights

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7
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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 Helsinki Cathedral. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Galleria Lapinlahti capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Artisaani, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Taipei in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raahe Museum and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kauppahalli and Oulun Automuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Haukipudas Church (in Haukipudas), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Oulu (Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, Toripolliisi, &more).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi online route builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Samiland capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and Christmas House Santa. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of the city life by going to Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church