22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Taipei
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Taipei

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Galleria Lapinlahti capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Taipei to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Taipei - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa, Inkoon kirkko, Paavolan Tammi, Spas, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kauppahalli and Oulun Automuseo. Venture out of the city with trips to Oulu (Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, Toripolliisi, &more), Haukipudas Church (in Haukipudas) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi online route builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oulu, Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Arktikum and Museum - Gallery Alariesto capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Samiland and Christmas House Santa. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction (in Salla), Maupertuis Memorial (in Pello) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, Maupertuis Memorial, Samiland, Museum - Gallery Alariesto, Jemes Sport
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of the city life by going to Lake Inari and Lemmenjoki National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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