32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Hamina
— 2 nights
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
8
Levi
— 3 nights
9
Tampere
— 4 nights
10
Turku
— 4 nights

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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.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hamina online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hamina takes 2 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Hamina to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

3
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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Kuopio takes 4 hours. December in Kuopio sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

4
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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko). There's much more to do: stroll through Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, trek along Paha-Koli Hill, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ylitornio to see Tatuka Reindeerfarm about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Saariselka, with lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Levi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Asikkala (The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland & Pihamaa Estate & Winery). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in January; daily highs in Tampere reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

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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.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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