29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Wellington

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Apulandia (in Lahti) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center, get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, and examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Kouvola is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Wellington to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Wellington in December; daily highs in Kouvola reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ankkapurha Culture Park, Woikosken Automuseo, Apulandia, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Apulandia ©
Apulandia

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum (in Pargas) and Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Old Rauma, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, Suomen Huvilupa Oy, Vaski Adventure Island
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu) and Joensuu Church (in Joensuu).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get little chillier in Koli National Park: highs are around -9°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu Church, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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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, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

Plan a trip to Rovaniemi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park), Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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