30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Athens
Subway + 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
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

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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.
Visiting Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and ferry; or drive. Prepare for cooler 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 Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Get in touch with nature at Hiidenvuori and Riverside Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Sapokka Water Garden. Go for a jaunt from Kouvola to Kotka to see Santalahti Nature Trail about 52 minutes away. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Mielakka Ski Center. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -3°C at night. 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, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Uhrihalkeama. Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli and Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kouvola in December, with highs in Koli National Park at -3°C and lows at -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
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Boreal Wildlife Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuhmo journey maker app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuhmo in 3 hours. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Suomussalmi.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Suomussalmi

Suomussalmi
Suomussalmi is a municipality in Finland and is located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre and then make a trip to The Silent People. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hossa National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Suomussalmi online trip builder.

Getting from Kuhmo to Suomussalmi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Suomussalmi

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
The Silent People ©
The Silent People

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Get in touch with nature at Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Suomussalmi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 18th (Tue), get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka route maker site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kuusamo in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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. On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Enontekio Church and then make a trip to Pyhakero.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Muonio travel planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, take in the pleasant sights at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Levi in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kimito Island online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Levi to Kimito Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Kimito Island at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Vepsa Island and Tulliniemi Nature Path. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Abo Akademi.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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