53 days in Finland Itinerary

53 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Levi
— 12 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

13
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.
Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

9
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Koskikara Shopping Centre (in Valkeakoski), Hameenlinna (Hame Castle & Aulanko) and Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gustaf & Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art). Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, look for gifts at Tammelantori, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kangasala, Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Petajavesi Old Church, Koskikara Shopping Centre
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Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

9
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pargas (Pargas Church & ArtBank), Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Old Rauma, &more) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Turku trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Pargas, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 15:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

9
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, cast your line with a fishing tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Luosto, Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

12
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: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo), Muonio (Pakasaivo & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 25th (Wed) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kittila, Muonio, Kongas, Lapland, Sodankyla
Find places to stay Jan 24 — Feb 5:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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