23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hamina
— 1 night
2
Kuopio
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 3 nights
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
7
Turku
— 4 nights
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
night
Hamina

Hamina
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, thenexamine the collection at Bunker Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, stop by Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hamina trip planner.

Boston, USA to Hamina is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Boston in December; daily highs in Hamina reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, thenhave fun at Vainolanniemi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, thentake in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary site.

Drive from Hamina to Kuopio in 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, thenadmire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

Make your Kuusamo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kuusamo, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
day
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 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inari trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough 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
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore hidden gems such as Kids' Land and Icekarting Levi. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yyteri Beach and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

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You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Mairea, Yyteri Beach, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rauma, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo) and Raseborg (Raseborg Castle & EKTA museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Raseborg, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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