55 days in Finland Itinerary

55 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 15 nights
2
Saariselka
— 8 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 4 nights
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
7
Pori
— 3 nights
8
Mustasaari
— 3 nights
9
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
10
Savonlinna
— 3 nights

15
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: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Riimikko) and Hyvinkaa Church (in Hyvinkaa). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app.

Bhubaneswar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bhubaneswar in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, King's Road, Stromforsin Ruukki, Sapokka Water Garden
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Saariselka Bowling, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Saariselka are slightly colder (°C), and nights are colder (°C). On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Sampo Icebreaker
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Palander House) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (Old Rauma, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, stop by Patakirppis, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pori tour planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

3
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mustasaari: Vaasa (Stromso, Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, &more) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Spend the 14th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's more to do: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Arctic Museum Nanoq
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma & Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla) and Kuopio (Entertainment Center IsoCee, Kuopio Market City Hall, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Koli National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, things will get slightly colder in Koli National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Kuopio, Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
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3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, thenstroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

Discover how to plan a Savonlinna trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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