30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Ruokapuoti Lumo). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Ahvenisto) and Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere online holiday planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta and then enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari travel route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Koli National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Saariselka. Traveling from Koli National Park in November, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between -3°C and -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Luosto trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Luosto sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."