35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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35 days in Finland Itinerary

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


5
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.
Family-friendly places like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Vaski Adventure Island and Bellevue Beach. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Korpo Church, Bellevue Beach, Teijo national park, Automobile Museum
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island

4
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.
Attractions like Kid's Land and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Snow Village about 46 minutes away. On the 2nd (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Sun), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo vacation planning website .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) 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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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, see Santa Claus Office, and stop by LAURI.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planning website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko (in Joensuu).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. January in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -9°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Old Mine Mining Museum, Paalasmaan Surukivi, Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuopio itinerary tool .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
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Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will enjoy Ahvenisto Activity Park and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Step out of Tampere to go to Parola and see Parola Tank Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker .

Getting from Kuopio to Tampere by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Parola Tank Museum, Ahvenisto Activity Park
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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