31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
Fly:  35​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Toowoomba

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Get outdoors at Safaris and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and look for gifts at LAURI.

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Toowoomba, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 35-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Toowoomba to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Toowoomba in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, have some family-friendly fun at G2 Ice Karting Levi, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Levi journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Venajanhiekka and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Relax by the water at Honkaniemi Beach and Utra Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Taitokortteli). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Venajanhiekka, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tikanoja Art Museum and Mustasaaren kirkko. Museum-lovers will get to explore Stundars Museum and Terranova. Step out of Vaasa to go to Kauhava and see Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 14th (Mon) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, expect Vaasa to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. Let the collections at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Pori Art Museum & Herrainpaivat Beach) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Laukko Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Venture out of the city with trips to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo in Jarvenpaa, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Artisaani, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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