31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Luosto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Tammisaari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 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.
You'll explore and learn at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Korundi House of Culture and Science Centre Pilke. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Arctic Emotions Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 23rd (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Luosto

— 2 nights
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 25th (Thu), get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures and then go deep underground at Amethyst Mine Lapland. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Isokuru and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luosto online journey builder.

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Luosto sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rukatunturi road trip tool.

You can drive from Luosto to Rukatunturi in 2.5 hours. In November in Rukatunturi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

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.
Step out of Koli National Park with an excursion to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto in Rautavaara--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Koli National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Rukatunturi in November, with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Stundars Museum and Mustasaaren kirkko. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and Bragen ulkoilmamuseo. Spend the 2nd (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Terranova and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in December, with highs in Vaasa at 1°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: VMB Fishing (in Salo) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4.5 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Tammisaari.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Tammisaari

— 3 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tammisaari: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tammisaari trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tammisaari takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tammisaari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tammisaari

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour builder website.

You can drive from Tammisaari to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:

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."