28 days in Finland Itinerary

28 days in Finland Itinerary

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28 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
8
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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, then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, then don't miss a visit to Pike's Gut, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanko Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read our Hanko travel route planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Hanko is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect Hanko to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Old Rauma, Ruokapuoti Lumo, & more). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ahtari Zoo and Laukko Manor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Pori Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Pori to see Yyteri Beach about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Valamo Monastery and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Heinaveden kirkko and St. Nikolaos Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Kuopio to Leppavirta to see Leppavirta Church about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip builder app .

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -8°C during the day and -14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Leppavirta Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel 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. Explore hidden gems such as Jalavan Kauppa and Hossa National Park. Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Pentik Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: stroll through Ruka and hike along Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Savonlinna in January, with lows around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. Get in touch with nature at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

Find out how to plan Levi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

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. Head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajosfor some retail therapy. Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip website .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Inari sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and ARTag Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Riimikko (in Porvoo), Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti, Linden Esplanade, & more) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Anhava.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°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 Parks

Side Trips

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

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