29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Train
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tampere
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Naantali Old Town (in Naantali) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Turku Castle). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, visit Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki is minus 7.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then stroll through Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Lapland Safaris Levi and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Levi vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 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 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Syvasenvaara Fell. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Isokuru in Luosto, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, take a spin around town with Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then get outside with Superpark Oulu. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then engage your brain at Tietomaa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oulu travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Pori.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Oulu to Pori takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oulu in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Pori, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Asikkala to see Pihamaa Estate & Winery about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, stop by Hameenkatu, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere visit site.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 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."