31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, Levi is little chillier at night with lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 26th (Thu), trek along Ruijanpolku Trail, then get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Lake Inari, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Saariselka sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, see the winter wonderland with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, and finally stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

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.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and make a trip to Paateri.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in November since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

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 (Museo Militaria & Ahvenisto). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Tampere by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Turku

— 5 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: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo) and Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

Helsinki

— 6 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: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 18:

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."