32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

6
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Hakaniemi Market. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turun Kauppahalli. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Pike's Gut). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Hanko, Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Shop till you drop at Yyteri Beach and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma) and Tampere (Tampereen Tuomiokirkko & Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower). It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tampere, Rauma, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
Appreciate the collections at Safaris and Sarestoniemi Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at Kids' Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Pori to Levi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pori in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore hidden gems such as Urho Kekkonen National Park and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Angeli Reindeer Farm & Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church). On the 4th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arctic Circle Mallfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Safaris and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

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