52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 11 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
5
Kuopio
— 4 nights
6
Lieksa
— 5 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
8
Levi
— 3 nights
9
Saariselka
— 3 nights
10
Helsinki
— 8 nights

11
nights
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: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Rauma (Rauma Water Tower, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Turku, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
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 (Hauhon kirkko & Ahvenisto) and Juselius Mausoleum (in Pori). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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 ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Lappeenranta Fortress (in Lappeenranta), Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and make a trip to Kenkavero.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mikkeli, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mikkeli are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Vainolanniemi, see the interesting displays at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

Make your Kuopio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Mikkeli to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. 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, Leppavirta Church, New Valamo Monastery
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

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 (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi, and make a trip to Paateri.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lieksa trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. January in Lieksa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up 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:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
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 Levi's surroundings by going to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary website.

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

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, 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
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 2:
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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Söderskärin majakka). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °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, King's Road, Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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