31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
2
Kuopio
— 3 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Vaasa
— 2 nights
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
8
Turku
— 3 nights
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Jamsa (Himos Ski Resort & Vitikkala Manor), Korpilahti (Hoyry Galleria & Oravivuori Triangulation Tower) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, admire the striking features of Kuokkalan kartano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip maker tool.

Jaipur, India to Jyvaskyla is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jaipur to Jyvaskyla is minus 3.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jaipur in December, with highs in Jyvaskyla at -2°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Jamsa, Korpilahti, Old Church of Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Hoyry Galleria ©
Hoyry Galleria
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuopio: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Arctic Trainers SUP-center & Joensuu Church) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning site.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Koli National Park - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, hit the slopes at Ojberget, then examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vaasa online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, Ahvenisto, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Visavuori
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tullin Sauna ©
Tullin Sauna
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Rauma (Rauma Water Tower, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku route builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, VMB Fishing, Vaski Adventure Island
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

King's Road, Pakotarinat
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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