29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
5
Levi
— 3 nights
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
7
Turku
— 4 nights
8
Kimito Island
— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and Katajanokka. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenstep into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenshop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruka and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Savonlinna in January since evenings lows in Kuusamo dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Step out of Saariselka to go to Inari and see Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get your game on at Saariselka Bowling.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Visiting Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi online journey maker.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get some cultural insight at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Petajavesi Old Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Petajavesi Old Church, Church of Keuruu, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Kurjenrahka National Park. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's more to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Korpo Church
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

4
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Escape the urban bustle at Oro and Archipelago National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Soderlangvik Gard and Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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