31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
7
Turku
— 4 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Toowoomba, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 30-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Toowoomba in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Levi Ski Resort. Get a sense of the local culture at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Ounasjoki - River for activities. The adventure continues: have fun at Kids' Land, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planning site.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo road trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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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 ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Venajanhiekka and Ukko-Koli. Visit Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Taitokortteli). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Akaslompolo to Koli National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Tikanoja Art Museum and Terranova. Visiting Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta will get you outdoors. Take a break from Vaasa with a short trip to Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala in Kauhava, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online itinerary maker.

Getting from Koli National Park to Vaasa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in January; daily highs in Vaasa reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to take a 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 ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala ©
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Laukko Manor and Pori Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Herrainpaivat Beach). There's more to do: stop by Keittioelamaa and view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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. Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Teijo National Park. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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

5
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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Galleria Lapinlahtifor plenty of shopping. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Artisaani, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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

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

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