22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Dallas

8
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.
Bring the kids along to Bellevue Beach and Teijo national park. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa). Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Dallas in November, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (40°F), and nights are little chillier (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Hanko, Teijo National Park, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Heureka
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 25th (Sun), get a tailor-made plan with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lake Inari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inari tour app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 27°F and lows about 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Muonio vacation builder site .

Getting from Inari to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in November, and nighttime lows around 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Winter Sports Nature

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Enontekio Church
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

2
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.
On the 29th (Thu), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

For reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Levi route planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Levi takes an hour. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Salla

Salla
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the history at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue, and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Salla driving holiday planner.

Getting from Levi to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November in Salla, expect temperatures between 29°F during the day and 20°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Salla

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Salla to Rovaniemi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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