30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  8 h
1
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
End: St. Petersburg

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more), Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). The adventure continues: make a trip to Paateri, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lieksa online tour planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Lieksa is an approximately 7- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Lieksa, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Lieksa - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 28:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort, Giewont Husky Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 1:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to St. George Church (in Joroinen), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Kuopio (Room Escape Games & Vainolanniemi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, stop by Vitikkala Manor, and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Jyvaskyla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Jyvaskyla to be somewhat warmer, temps between -2°C and -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Kuopio, St. George Church, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Old Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:
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Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, Palander House, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Bonk Museum, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

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