46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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46 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Pelkosenniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
6
Kuopio
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Savonlinna
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Rauma
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: London


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5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pelkosenniemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Pelkosenniemi

Pelkosenniemi
Pelkosenniemi is a municipality of Finland.Pelkosenniemi is located in the province of Lapland. To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pelkosenniemi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Pelkosenniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pelkosenniemi, with lows around -22°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off toLuosto.

Things to do in Pelkosenniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 9th (Thu), do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip planning app .

You can drive from Pelkosenniemi to Luosto in an hour. Expect a daytime high around -13°C in January, and nighttime lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, have fun at Action Park, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka journey site .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Saariselka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuusamo: Suomussalmi (Hossa National Park & The Silent People). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ruka, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo travel route website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Suomussalmi
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park ©
Hossa National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

6
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio road trip site .

Getting from Kuusamo to Kuopio by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, Kuopio is a bit warmer at night with lows of -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, New Valamo Monastery, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

5
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, & more), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. January in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Joensuu, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Lietvesi Scenic Road, St. George Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saimaa Canal. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatrankoski ©
Imatrankoski
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip website .

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

5
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Explore Rauma's surroundings by going to Sastamala (St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa & The House of Mr. Clutterbuck), Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum, Uusikaupunki Old Church, & more) and Pori (Juselius Mausoleum, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), & more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rauma trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki, Sastamala, Villa Mairea
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Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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