45 days in Finland Itinerary

45 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Joensuu
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h
7
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

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Chamarel, Mauritius to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chamarel in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Bellevue Beach, Heureka
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, contemplate the long history of Abo Akademi, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum, Ruokapuoti Lumo
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pyynikki's Swim Hall make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari), Pori (Yyteri Beach, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), &more) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, make a splash at Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi, Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Terranova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Powerpark (in Harma), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ojberget, get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi, and get your game on at Makeitout.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa road trip tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Vaasa sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Ulrika Eleonora Church, Seinajoki Library, Powerpark
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
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. Attractions like Venajanhiekka and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa route tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaasa in January, things will get little chillier in Lieksa: highs are around -8°C and lows about -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Rautavaara
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

5
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Family-friendly places like Joensuu Church and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Olavinlinna Castle), Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli Hill, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). The adventure continues: have fun at Vainolanniemi, kick back and relax at Utra Beach, stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip maker tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Joensuu by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach -8°C, while at night they dip to -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuopio, Koli National Park, Savonlinna, Heinaveden kirkko, St. George Church
Highlights from your plan
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Levi. Traveling from Joensuu in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Levi Huskypark, Yllas Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

8
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo, Pyhatunturi
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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