32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Bus:  3 h
5
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Bus + 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, and see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 24- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Visit Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Pike's Gut in Hanko--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Hanko, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll get in some beach time at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Old Rauma. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma), Tampere (Tampereen Tuomiokirkko & Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pori trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tampere, Rauma, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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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.
Head to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Jemes Sportfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Pori to Levi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Pori in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get some cultural insight at Gold Prospector Museum and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Angeli Reindeer Farm & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's still lots to do: stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

Discover how to plan a Saariselka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arctic Circle Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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