31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
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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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:

Saariselka

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Juutua Nature Trail & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail and pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kaukonen and see Sarestoniemi Museum, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip app.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Koli National Park reach 1°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:

Mustasaari

— 2 nights
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila, then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then take in the pleasant sights at Saltkaret.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Ahvenisto). There's still lots to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey builder.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum) and VMB Fishing (in Salo). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."