29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Laukko Manor. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere visit planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Tampere is minus 7.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in January, things will get much colder in Tampere: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Kauppakeskus Mylly. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

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). For shopping fun, head to Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) or Market Square Kauppatori. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Oulu at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then fly down the slopes at Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip maker website.

Drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 58 minutes away.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saariselka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. For shopping fun, head to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery or Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi online route planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

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.
Visiting Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Museum - Gallery Alariesto and Arctic Circle Mall. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 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."