45 days in Finland Itinerary

45 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus + 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.
Family-friendly places like Korkeasaari Zoo and The Swimming Stadium will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chamarel to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Chamarel in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -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.
Kids will enjoy Vaski Adventure Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and visit a coastal fixture at Uto.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip planner.

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

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Bonk Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Louhisaari Manor
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.
Attractions like Ahvenisto and Rauhaniemi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Yyteri Beach, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), &more), Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's still lots to do: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Meteoriihi and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company, and test your problem-solving skills at Makeitout.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Vaasa sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. 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, Seinajoki Library, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Powerpark
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more) and Rautavaara (Venajanhiekka & Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Lieksa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, Lieksa is slightly colder than Vaasa - with highs of -8°C and lows of -14°C. Finish 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. Family-friendly places like Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle). The adventure continues: have fun at Vainolanniemi, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip maker tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, Savonlinna, Kerimaki Church, Heinaveden kirkko
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kids' Land and Levi Huskypark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Levi. Traveling from Joensuu in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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.
Kids will enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

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. 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

Ranua Zoo, Pyhatunturi, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 3:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda

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