47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 6 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
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Mikkeli
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo), Rauma (Old Rauma, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku visit planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Turku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dublin in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

6
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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.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Palander House, Ahvenisto, &more), Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
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History Museum
Visavuori
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
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Theme Park
Ahvenisto
5.0

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, don't miss a visit to Pirunpesa, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Specialty Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq
4.6

3
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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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Saariselka is little chillier than Vaasa - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
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Lookout
Otsamo Fell
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Gold Prospector Museum
4.4

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio), Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
5.0

5
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Juuka (Paalasmaan Surukivi & Myllymuseo) and Joensuu (Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni & Joensuu Church). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, and hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online visit planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around -9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8
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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Pikkukirkko), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Puumala (Lake Saimaa, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, &more). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, stroll through Neitvuori, and kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli online travel route planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Mikkeli in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Scenic Drive
Lake Saimaa
5.0

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kouvola: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Riverside Park (in Kotka). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, see the interesting displays at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kouvola online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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National Park
Repovesi National Park
4.8

6
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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:
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