20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Akaslompolo

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akaslompolo: Levi (Levi Ski Resort & Icekarting Levi) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park).

Before you visit Akaslompolo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Akaslompolo is little chillier at night with lows of -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lieksa

— 3 nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli National Park (Rylays Hill, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa itinerary planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Lieksa by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lieksa when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: stop by Vitikkala Manor, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip site.

You can drive from Lieksa to Tampere in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore and take pictures at The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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 regionĀ 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."