28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanko
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
7
Levi
— 3 nights
8
Inari
— 3 nights
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, make a trip to Hanko Water Tower, thenmake a trip to Pike's Gut, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hanko sightseeing planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Hanko is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in December, with highs in Hanko at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut
Hanko Museum ©
Hanko Museum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Old Rauma, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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.
Do your shopping at Pori Art Museum and Laukko Manor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Galleria Ronga. Venture out of the city with trips to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Laukko Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Nikolaos Cathedral and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Lutheran Cathedral and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, walk around Snellman Park, have fun at Vainolanniemi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenlook for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online travel planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruka and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Head to Pentik Hill and Jalavan Kauppafor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi to see Hossa National Park about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Kuusamo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hossa National Park, Pentik Hill, Jalavan Kauppa
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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 in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Explore hidden gems such as Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

Plan trip to Levi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Visit Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hippupuoti Gift Shop (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's more to do: explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inari day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. Visiting Beach Mansikkalahti and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Riimikko (in Porvoo), Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Kotka Church) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in January, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Sello, Riimikko, Church of Hollola, Sibelius Hall
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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