27 days in Finland Itinerary

27 days in Finland Itinerary

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27 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Bali
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  21​h
End: Ubud, Bali

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.
Kids will enjoy Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool .

Ubud, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Ubud in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Bring the kids along to Vaski Adventure Island and Teijo national park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo national park
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Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
JukuPark Turku ©
JukuPark Turku

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Ahvenisto Activity Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum will thrill your kids. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ahvenisto Activity Park
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 1st (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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