50 days in Finland Itinerary

50 days in Finland Itinerary

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50 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuopio
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
9
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 21:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Old Rauma, The Old Town Hall Museum, & more) and Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation maker tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor, Suomen Huvilupa Oy, Vaski Adventure Island
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Palander House, & more) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday planning tool .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Hameenlinna, Parola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gosta & Serlachius Museum Gustaf). And it doesn't end there: perfect your strike at Liikelataamo, steep yourself in history at Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip planning website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi, Korpilahti, Church of Keuruu, Liikelataamo
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Puumala (Puumalan Lake, Lietvesi Scenic Road, & more) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli itinerary site .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mikkeli are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Puumala, Salpa Line Museum, St. George Church, Church of St. Nicholas, Olavinlinna Castle
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

5
nights
Kuopio

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: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto (in Rautavaara). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Mikkeli to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Kuopio sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:
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Room Escape Games
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace ©
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Joensuu Church (in Joensuu), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Lieksa trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lieksa are -8°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Joensuu Church, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 22:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Juutua Nature Trail, & more). On the 23rd (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Saariselka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Saariselka with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lieksa in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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