22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rochester
Drive + Fly:  19 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Jalasjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Rochester

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Rochester, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19- hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Rochester to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rochester, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 16°F to lows of 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka), Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Pielinen, &more) and Koli (Koli Nature Centre Ukko & Koli Shop Retkitupa). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Paateri, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lieksa trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Lieksa. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Lieksa dip to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jalasjarvi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Jalasjarvi

Jalasjarvi ©
Jalasjärvi is a former municipality of Finland. You've now added Pirunpesa to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Pirunpesa.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jalasjarvi travel route builder website.

Getting from Lieksa to Jalasjarvi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, daytime highs in Jalasjarvi are 23°F, while nighttime lows are 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tampere.
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Pirunpesa ©
Pirunpesa

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to Kallenaution Kievari, and tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Jalasjarvi to Tampere takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Vitikkala Manor, Old Church of Keuruu, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Kallenaution Kievari
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Spas

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday maker site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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