20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Akaslompolo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Boston

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Porvoo Old Town and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday builder tool.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Helsinki is 7 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Lordi's Square ©
Lordi's Square

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Mon), get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip site.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around 6°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Syote.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Korouoma Canyon and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Syote holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Syote takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Syote can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. You'll set off for Akaslompolo on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Syote

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Posio
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo travel route planner.

Drive from Syote to Akaslompolo in 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Jemes Sport
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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