31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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31 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
Lahti
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

12
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Marimekko, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki. In November, Helsinki is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross. Visiting Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Holy Cross Church and Hame Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Tampere Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nasi Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Hame Castle
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 21:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

few
hours
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Musical Fountain and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti journey builder app .

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Lahti, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Imatra.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then stop by Rajamarket.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Imatra are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Rajamarket ©
Rajamarket

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Rantasalmi takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rantasalmi in December; daily highs in Koli National Park reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then fly down the slopes at Ruka.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo journey planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Kuusamo, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour builder site .

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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