29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Levi
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

Planning Turku trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Bonk Museum, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Kelvenne Trail), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Palander House, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Padasjoki, Holy Cross Church, Kallenaution Kievari
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Kuopio (Room Escape Games, Vainolanniemi, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, and perfect your strike at Liikelataamo.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuopio, Mikkeli, Vitikkala Manor, Leppavirta Church, Old Church of Keuruu
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Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Paateri, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa road trip planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Lieksa in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Safaris, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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