25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is little chillier than Copenhagen - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Juselius Mausoleum). Pack the 18th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder site.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Helsinki

— 9 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. See even more of Helsinki: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 2:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."