31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 5 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Harmonia, Turku Castle, &more). Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. Traveling from Milan in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 8:

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko & Joensuu Church). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Koli National Park to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

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Rukatunturi

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ruka.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rukatunturi using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, Rukatunturi is slightly colder than Koli National Park - with highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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Tornio

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kukkolankoski, take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tornio road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Tornio takes 3.5 hours. In December, Tornio is somewhat warmer than Rukatunturi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Pello.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

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Pello

Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. On the 17th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. On the next day, hike along Eeron Polku Trail and then steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pello vacation planner.

You can drive from Tornio to Pello in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pello are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pello to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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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.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Tuula's Reindeer, Otsamo Fell, &more). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Saariselka is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 28th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, make a trip to Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi route builder website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."