46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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46 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  18​h
1
Turku
— 6 nights
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 + taxi:  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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joellafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and view the masterpieces at Gallery A.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip website .

Nairobi, Kenya to Turku is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Turku. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 1°C and lows reach -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 Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bellevue Beach, Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Head to Pori Art Museum and Ruokapuoti Lumofor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Isokari Lighthouse) and Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, & more). There's more to do: examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Pori are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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.
For shopping fun, head to Laukko Manor or Haihara Art Centre. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti) and Muuramen Church (in Muurame). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Holy Cross Church, Vitikkala Manor, 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.
Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Rapio Mill (in Juva) and Johanna Oras Art Gallery (in Punkaharju). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, stop by Taitokortteli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary builder site .

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. January in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Joensuu, Punkaharju, Rapio Mill, Kerimaki Church, 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Kotielainpuisto Arkadia. Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Safaris

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Snow Village. Change things up with a short trip to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins in Muonio (about 1h 05 min away). The adventure continues: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and gain insight at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -21°C in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio
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 ©
Appreciate the collections at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore hidden gems such as 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).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planner .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to 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:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mannerheim Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, & more). There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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