46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 6 nights
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights

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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 get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Abo Akademi. Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the exciting artwork at Turun Taidehalli, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku journey planning website.

Nairobi, Kenya to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In December, Turku is colder than Nairobi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll explore and learn at Villa Mairea and Bonk Museum. Head to Pori Art Museum and Ruokapuoti Lumofor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more) and Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Pori are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Art Gallery
Pori Art Museum
4.2
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

8
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) (in Muurame), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Taidekeskus Harri, and look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Rapio Mill (in Juva), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Taitokortteli (in Joensuu). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Step out of the city life by going to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
4.3
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Safari
Safaris
4.4

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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.
Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online tour planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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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.
Do your shopping at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip website.

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5

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