32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
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Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Thu), take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get interesting insight from Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stroll through Wanha Raatesalmi, then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi trip planning website.

New Delhi, India to Rukatunturi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Rukatunturi at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan a Rovaniemi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Tornio

— 2 nights
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then try out the rides at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, look for all kinds of wild species at Nordic Safaris, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tornio tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Tornio takes 2 hours. In January in Tornio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Levi takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tornio in January, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Saariselka

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Angry Birds Activity Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 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 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arctic Trainers SUP-center and Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Go for a jaunt from Koli National Park to Joensuu to see Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saariselka in January since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Helsinki

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."