24 days in Finland Itinerary

24 days in Finland Itinerary

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24 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Asikkala
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary maker site .

Chennai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chennai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Snow Village, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online journey builder .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Akaslompolo when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Snow Village, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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 15th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip site .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, make a trip to Paateri, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa. Keep things going the next day: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Koli National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Saariselka in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then look for gifts at Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, then steep yourself in history at Kuopio War Veteran Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kuopio are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip site .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then do sightseeing your way with Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Asikkala.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Asikkala

Asikkala ©
Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal, then learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sysma Church, and finally take some stellar pictures from Padasjoen Tuomastornit.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Asikkala online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Asikkala takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Asikkala are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Asikkala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hollola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Sysma Church
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Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Pioni Ja Piironki ©
Pioni Ja Piironki
Sysma Church ©
Sysma Church

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