42 days in Finland Itinerary

42 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 4 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 3 nights
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 5 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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planning website.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

3
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Riisitunturi National Park (in Posio), Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla) and Syote National Park (in Syote). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ruka, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and get outside with Karhunkierros.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo visit website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Kuopio (Puijo Tower, Lutheran Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park road trip planning tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Kuusamo in January, with lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Imatran Kalatalo), Joutsenon kirkko (in Lappeenranta) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Vaasa (Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, Hietasaaren uimaranta, &more). Spend the 21st (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Savonlinna to Mustasaari with the Route module. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mustasaari, with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

5
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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: Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Pori (Yyteri Beach & Juselius Mausoleum) and Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme 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: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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