31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
8
Inari
— 2 nights
9
Levi
— 2 nights
10
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pakotarinat, King's Road
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rauma, Vaski Adventure Island, Kuusisto Bishop's Castle
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, glide peacefully along the water with Suppaa Tampere, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Tampere vacation planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Haralanharju Tower
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tullin Sauna ©
Tullin Sauna
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Go for a jaunt from Vaasa to Mustasaari to see Saltkaret about 40 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ojberget, whizz through the canopy at Zip Adventure Park, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, then get interesting insight from Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, then go for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): snap pictures at Karkisten Silta, then make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, then contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and finally stop by Vitikkala Manor.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vaasa in December, with highs in Jyvaskyla at -2°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Korpilahti, Old Church of Keuruu, Vitikkala Manor
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Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku
Hoyry Galleria ©
Hoyry Galleria
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Arctic Trainers SUP-center in Joensuu--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Koli National Park in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Koli, Arctic Trainers SUP-center
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Room Kuusamo.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, Kuusamo is little chillier at night with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rukatunturi
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Escape Room Kuusamo ©
Escape Room Kuusamo
Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get great views at Otsamo Fell, and then experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inari, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Levi road trip site.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · 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

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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