29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kouvola side-trips: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Apulandia (in Lahti) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, and take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kouvola trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Kouvola is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Wellington to Kouvola, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Wellington in December, with highs in Kouvola at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Apulandia ©
Apulandia
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

4
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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: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Old Rauma, &more) and Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum (in Pargas). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Suomen Huvilupa Oy, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku travel tool.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Turku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
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, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu Church (in Joensuu) and Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Koli National Park: highs are around -9°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

4
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park), Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi trip site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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