23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Levi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Ranua
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Ounasjoki - River for activities and Church of Sodankyla. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take a memorable tour with Discover Lapland, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Levi is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Levi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Levi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Church of Sodankyla
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, thenstroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel route builder site.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 5th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tohmajarven kirkko and Savonlinna Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy (in Anttola), Rautjarven kirkko (in Simpele) and Heinaveden kirkko (in Heinavesi). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli and appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Ranua to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, Tohmajarven kirkko, Rautjarven kirkko, Salpa Line, Heinaveden kirkko
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Yyteri Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Rauma and Koylion Kirkkokari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Pori (Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo & Herrainpaivat Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Old Rauma, Koylion Kirkkokari, Himos Ski Resort, Church of Keuruu
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thengain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

5
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 historical perspective at The Aalto House and Mannerheim Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Katajanokka and The National Museum of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and view the masterpieces at CraftCorner.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Heureka
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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