30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Suomussalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
10
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Athens

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen in Raseborg, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site .

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen ©
Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen

3
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park. Escape the urban bustle at Hiidenvuori and Santalahti Nature Trail. Take a break from Kouvola with a short trip to Sapokka Water Garden in Kotka, about 50 minutes away. On the 6th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center. The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli. Escape the urban bustle at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip tool .

Getting from Kouvola to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kouvola in December; daily highs in Koli National Park reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

2
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Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuhmo travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuhmo takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuhmo

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi ©
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. On the 13th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then make a trip to The Silent People. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Suomussalmi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Suomussalmi takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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The Silent People ©
The Silent People

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Kiutakongas Rapids and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riisitunturi National Park and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. There's more to do: stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip planner.

Getting from Suomussalmi to Kuusamo by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 18th (Tue), stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kuusamo in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church, don't miss a visit to Pyhakero, and then see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 3.5 hours. In December in Muonio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Enontekio, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pyhakero ©
Pyhakero
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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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 hidden gems such as Levi Ski Resort and Kid's Land. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker app .

You can drive from Muonio to Levi in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island tour builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kimito Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Kimito Island at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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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 Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Visiting Tulliniemi Nature Path and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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