45 days in Finland Itinerary

45 days in Finland Itinerary

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45 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chamarel to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chamarel in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Heureka, Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Vaski Adventure Island and JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September? make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, stroll through Uto, and steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Ahvenisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Pori (Yyteri Beach, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), & more) and Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Meteoriihi and Hietasaaren uimaranta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and hit the slopes at Ojberget.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Ulrika Eleonora Church, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Powerpark, Kyr0 Distillery Company
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
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Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

5
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 Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in January: high temperatures in Lieksa hover around -8°C and lows are around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Rautavaara
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paateri ©
Paateri

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Bring the kids along to Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle) and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum (in Punkaharju). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, and have fun at Vainolanniemi.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Joensuu attractions planning app .

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Joensuu are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Savonlinna, Heinaveden kirkko, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

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.
Bring the kids along to Kids' Land and Inghams Mini Husky Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo), Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Levi with the Route module. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Joensuu in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Safaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Ranua Zoo and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 3:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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