52 days in Finland Itinerary

52 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
Drive
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Saarijarvi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Joutsa
— 5 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip website.

Entebbe, Uganda to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Entebbe in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 19:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, and admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 24:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Sara Hilden Art Museum. Visit Vanha Kirkko and Hameensilta for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Skiing Centre Juupavaara (in Juupajoki), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Juselius Mausoleum). Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, and step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday builder website.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 31:

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Saarijarvi

Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Do your shopping at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala and Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen. JM-Rally Parc Ferme and Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Laajis (in Jyvaskyla) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saarijarvi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Saarijarvi takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saarijarvi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

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Joutsa

Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. George Church and Navetta Galleria. Visiting Lake Saimaa and Lietvesi Scenic Road will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kangasniemi Church (in Kangasniemi), Panda Factory Outlet (in Vaajakoski) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Leivonmaki National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Visulahti, and appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Joutsa travel planner.

You can drive from Saarijarvi to Joutsa in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Joutsa are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shopfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Saariselka side-trips: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, &more). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Saariselka fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joutsa to Saariselka. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Joutsa in January: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -11°C and lows are around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Take a break from the city and head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Kids' Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pyhakero (in Enontekio). Spend the 16th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi attractions planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Appreciate the collections at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Suomutunturi (in Suomu), Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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