37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Phnom Penh
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Phnom Penh

6
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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phnom Penh in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Poytya and see Kurjenrahka National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Haemeenlinna (Hame Castle & Vankilamuseo). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for gifts at Patakirppis, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then stop by Porin Kauppahalli, and finally get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pori road trip planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Pori sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and then head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. January in Mustasaari sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Imatran Kalatalo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Punkaharju Ridge, Joutsenon kirkko, Linnansaari National Park
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuusamo: Syote National Park (in Syote) and Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio). The adventure continues: stroll through Ruka, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, and admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

Planning Kuusamo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, Kuusamo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Museums Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
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Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 25th (Fri), meet the residents at Konijanka Petting Zoo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and finally examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -13°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. On the 28th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning tool .

Getting from Muonio to Levi by car takes about an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary app .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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