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 Turku Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku itinerary maker site.

Nairobi, Kenya to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Nairobi to Turku, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in December, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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 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 · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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
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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 Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) (in Muurame) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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 · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 8:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 Savonlinna Cathedral 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: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Taitokortteli (in Joensuu) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, 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 · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). 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

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Safaris

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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 Kids' Land. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). 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 · Tours

Side Trips

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

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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 Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Gold Prospector Museum. 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 look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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

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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 Johannes Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) 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

Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 2:
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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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