20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
Bus:  45 min
1
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kajaani
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Inari
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 20th (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo tour itinerary builder tool.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kokonniemi ©
Kokonniemi
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Porvoo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kajaani trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kajaani takes 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kajaani are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kajaani

Theme Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, Kainuun Vaellustalli
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and Salla Ski Resort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi to see The Silent People about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo road trip site.

You can drive from Kajaani to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Traveling from Kajaani in November, Kuusamo is slightly colder at night with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Suomussalmi, Salla
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

4
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip maker tool.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Before you visit Kemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 7th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kemi to Jyvaskyla in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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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 (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online travel planner.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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