31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

1
night
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 · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

2
nights
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:

2
nights
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 Jalavan Kauppa. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Inari to Kuusamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

3
nights
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 Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Appreciate the collections at Raahe Museum and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, make a trip to Kauppahalli, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip tool.

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Oulu, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

3
nights
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 RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

2
nights
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:

4
nights
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 Rauhaniemi Beach. Head to Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuotifor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

4
nights
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 Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

6
nights
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 Beach Mansikkalahti. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum (in Kotka), Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, shop like a local with Okra, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -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:

Finland travel guide

4.1
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."