29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Townsville
Fly:  29 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Townsville

4
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 much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Townsville, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Townsville to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Townsville in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku route planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Bonk Museum, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Holy Cross Church, Ahvenisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Kuopio (Room Escape Games & Vainolanniemi). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, take in the architecture and design of University of Jyvaskyla, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, and take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online trip maker.

Drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Kuopio, Leppavirta Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Vitikkala Manor
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Room Escape Games
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Ukko-Koli, &more), Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Joensuu in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Levi. Traveling from Joensuu in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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