46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Nairobi
Fly:  18 h
1
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Pori
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Tampere
— 8 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Nairobi

6
nights
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 Photographic Centre Peri, 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

Side Trips

Naantali, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll explore and learn at Villa Mairea and Pori Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and Isokari Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Yyteri Beach and kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pori visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

8
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Rauhaniemi Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Pyhan Birgitan kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) (in Muurame) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Taidekeskus Harri, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Taidekeskus Harri, Laukko Manor
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 8:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
nights
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 Pikkukirkko are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Utra Beach and Savonlinna Provincial Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Rapio Mill (in Juva), Joensuu (Honkaniemi Beach & Taitokortteli) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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 Parks

Side Trips

Joensuu, Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Rapio Mill, St. George Church
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

6
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Step out of the city life by going to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Napapiirin Porofarmi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, 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

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

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.
Get some cultural insight at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's much more to do: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
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 Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

8
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.
Do your shopping at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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