35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
7
Lieksa
— 3 nights
8
Joensuu
— 3 nights
9
Mikkeli
— 5 nights

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 to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku online itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Old Church of Keuruu, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Kallenaution Kievari, Vitikkala Manor, Ahvenisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi attractions tool.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in January, with highs in Levi at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lieksa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lieksa by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Joensuu: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, make a trip to Joensuu Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market).

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Joensuu day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Old Mine Mining Museum
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Room Escape Games (in Kuopio) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: cruise along Puumalan Lake, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online road trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Mikkeli in 3 hours. January in Mikkeli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Imatra, Woikosken Automuseo, Room Escape Games, Olavinlinna Castle
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Room Escape Games

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