52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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52 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Chandigarh

11
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Rauma Water Tower, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, & more) and Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website .

Chandigarh, India to Turku is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Turku, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, expect Turku to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Dec 22 — Jan 2:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Juselius Mausoleum (in Pori) and Hameenlinna (Hauhon kirkko & Ahvenisto). The adventure continues: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Juselius Mausoleum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Spas

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Petajavesi (Petajavesi Old Church & Petajavesi Old Church), Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, snap pictures at Kuokkalan silta, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Petajavesi, Jamsa, Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Ahtari Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Lappeenranta Fortress (in Lappeenranta). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and take some stellar pictures from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli day trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Lappeenranta Fortress, Viewing Platform in Puumala, Olavinlinna Castle, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Mikkeli to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Varkaus, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, New Valamo Monastery, Leppavirta Church
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka), Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa route planner.

Getting from Kuopio to Lieksa by car takes about 3 hours. January in Lieksa sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Joensuu, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi journey planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, & more).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 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 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Söderskärin majakka). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, King's Road
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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