26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Turku Cathedral, Turku Castle, &more) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Launceston, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Launceston to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Launceston in December, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Room Escape Games. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Yyteri Beach) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Rauma, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Ruka and Kiutakongas Rapids. Step off the beaten path and head to Hossa National Park and Hossan Lomakeskus. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski, approximately Taivalkoski away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Tampere to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Jalavan Kauppa
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Hossan Lomakeskus ©
Hossan Lomakeskus

4
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 hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get outdoors at Safaris and Kids' Land. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Discover Lapland, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi journey tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Juutua Nature Trail and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Saariselka online route planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Napapiirin Porofarmi and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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