47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

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47 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kuopio
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

5
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala, Puumalan Lake, & more), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church, and get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Mikkeli reach -1°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puumala, Repovesi National Park, Olavinlinna Castle, Salpa Line Museum, St. George Church
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Joensuu Church (in Joensuu), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and trek along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lieksa takes 4.5 hours. In December in Lieksa, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Joensuu Church, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, and enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio attractions planning app .

You can drive from Lieksa to Kuopio in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Korpilahti (Hoyry Galleria & Oravivuori Triangulation Tower), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, perfect your strike at Liikelataamo, and make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Petajavesi, Korpilahti, Vitikkala Manor, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House), Juselius Mausoleum (in Pori) and Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get great views at Padasjoen Tuomastornit, tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere, and examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip website .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Hameenlinna, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Juselius Mausoleum
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
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 find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum (in Rauma), Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip maker .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online route planner .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Saltkaret, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner .

Fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

5
nights
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 engrossed in the history at Arktikum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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