37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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37 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Snow Village (in Kittila) and Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko), Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla (in Joensuu) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lieksa travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Saariselka in February, things will get a bit warmer in Lieksa: highs are around -2°C and lows about -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, New Valamo Monastery, Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Kuopio (Puijo Tower, Kuopio Market City Hall, & more) and Mikkeli (Communications Centre Lokki, Mikkeli Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, and examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla online road trip planner .

Drive from Lieksa to Jyvaskyla in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuopio, Mikkeli, Leppavirta Church, Pirtin perinnepuisto
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Ahvenisto). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Hameenlinna
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
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: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, & more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning app .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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