29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 7.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Adelaide in January, with highs in Rovaniemi at -10°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Icekarting Levi and Seven Fells Up. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi vacation website.

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 little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center & Juutua Nature Trail). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka route planning app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, and then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku City Library and Turku Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku itinerary app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."