59 days in Finland Itinerary

59 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Koli National Park
— 6 nights
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Tornio
— 2 nights
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Pello
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 6 nights
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Tampere
— 8 nights
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Turku
— 8 nights

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Helsinki

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Kokonniemi, Söderskärin majakka, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

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6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, Joensuu Church, &more) and Kuopio (Kuopio Harbor, St. Nikolaos Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In January, Koli National Park is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -9°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8
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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

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Rukatunturi

Rukatunturi ©
On the 17th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, Rukatunturi is little chillier at night with lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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7
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get a taste of life in the country at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi planning website.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Safari
Safaris
4.4

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Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then play a few rounds at Tornio Golf, and then have some family-friendly fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kukkolankoski, then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

Plan my day in Tornio using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Tornio takes 2 hours. In January in Tornio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Nature

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Nordic Safaris
5.0

2
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Pello

Pello ©
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Soulmate Huskies.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pello tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tornio to Pello takes 2 hours. Traveling from Tornio in January, things will get a bit cooler in Pello: highs are around -12°C and lows about -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Historic Site
Maupertuis Memorial
4.2

5
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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 Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Kittila (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Lapland Hotels SnowVillage). Spend the 29th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pello to Levi takes 2.5 hours. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
5.0

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka (Ruijanpolku Trail, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and get outside with Lake Inari.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Inari, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0
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Lookout
Otsamo Fell
4.8

6
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Isokyro (Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko & Kyr0 Distillery Company), Pietarsaari (Arctic Museum Nanoq & Aspegrens Rosenlund) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 7th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ojberget, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Soderfjardenin Meteoriihi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in February; daily highs in Vaasa reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
4.5
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Ski Area
Ojberget
4.4

8
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone & Ahvenisto), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
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Thermal Spa
Tullin Sauna
5.0
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Theme Park
Ahvenisto
5.0

8
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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 ArtBank (in Pargas), Rauma (Old Rauma, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more) and Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Castle
Turku Castle
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History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

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