31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
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Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku

— 3 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 (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Turku is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Ahvenisto). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for gifts at Tea Shop Veistrom, contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, and boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, stroll through Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mustasaari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. December in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then get great views at Otsamo Fell, and then relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Inari. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Sarestoniemi Museum in Kaukonen, about 52 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi journey app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

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.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland, and then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, explore the activities along Pielinen, and relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour builder app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Helsinki

— 5 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Koli National Park - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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."