22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 3 nights

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. 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: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to 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 °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Spas, Paavolan Tammi
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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 Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Venture out of the city with trips to Oulu (Toripolliisi, Oulun Automuseo, &more), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Haukipudas Church (in Haukipudas).

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 °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oulu, Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

5
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, Samiland, Jemes Sport, Maupertuis Memorial, Museum - Gallery Alariesto
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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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 °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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