31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Levi
— 1 night
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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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 2nd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Levi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
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 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Hossa National Park and Riisitunturi National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and Kiutakongas Rapids. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski, approximately Taivalkoski away.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Raahe Museum. Appreciate the collections at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Step out of Oulu to go to Hailuoto and see Luovon Puoji, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, Oulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

3
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Mine Mining Museum and Leppavirta Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Kuopion Korttelimuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yyteri Beach and Laukko Manor. Head to Pori Art Museum and Tallipihan Suklaapuotifor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ahtari to see Ahtari Zoo about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku journey tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Castle Hill (in Porvoo), Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti & Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), view the masterpieces at Okra, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Anhava, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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