30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Unknown
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Train
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
10
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Train
12
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
13
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
15
Espoo
— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Saariselka

— 1 night
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:
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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 20th (Sat), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Adventure · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 23rd (Tue), get outside with Outdoors Oulu Oy, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Oulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Kajaani

— 1 night
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 24th (Wed), cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi and then explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kajaani trip site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kajaani takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in November, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kajaani

Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Koli National Park

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli and then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Kajaani to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Museums · Outdoors · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Head to Art Centre Salmela and Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaelifor some retail therapy. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Imatra (Lempukka Beach & Imatran Kalatalo). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Prisma.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Lappeenranta takes 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 30th (Tue), revel in the low prices at Panda Factory Outlet and then stop by Punnitse & Saasta.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In November in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): shop like a local with Tikanoja Art Museum and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Vaasa takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Laukko Manor and Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia. Head to Vitikkala Manor and Haihara Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Tampere to go to Asikkala and see Pihamaa Estate & Winery, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Tampere by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

Hameenlinna

— 2 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, then examine the collection at Museo Militaria, and then take an in-depth tour of Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Visavuori and then make a splash at Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Hameenlinna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Theme Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turun Taidehalli and Galleria Joella. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ruokapuoti Lumofor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku vacation maker.

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, tee off at Tapiola Golf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Sello.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Espoo online route maker.

Drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Espoo sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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."