22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 4 nights

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, thenmake a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at Bunker Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotka online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kotka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Kotka at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Salo to see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing website.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo. Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Villa Mairea. Change things up with a short trip to Ahtari Zoo in Ahtari (about 2 hours away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Mairea, Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally don't miss a visit to Leppavirta Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Leppavirta Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icekarting Levi and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip website.

You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kuopio in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Ruka and Salla Ski Resort. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Salla
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

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