32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Toronto


4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Helsinki is 7 hours. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

4
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Teijo national park
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Room Escape Games
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Haemeenlinna (Ahvenisto Activity Park & Palander House). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and get your game on at Portaali VR.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Haemeenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Orinoro Gorge, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, and Head underground at Pirunkirkko.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park planner .

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -9°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida). On the 10th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Saariselka takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. On the 12th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Kid's Land, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi visit planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then look for gifts at LAURI, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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