32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
7
Levi
— 3 nights
8
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
9
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a memorable drive along King's Road, make a trip to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House). Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation maker site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; 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) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

4
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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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

Plan my trip to Koli National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -9°C, while nighttime lows are -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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Koli National Park in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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

3
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday builder site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -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 · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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