32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Levi
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto


3
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.
Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki. 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

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Bunker Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamina day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hamina takes 2 hours. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Hamina to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hamina to Kuopio by car takes about 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 travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Room Escape Games
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip planner .

Drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. December in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ylitornio and see Tatuka Palvelut, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker app .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To plan Saariselka vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saariselka, with lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Winter Sports Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 6th (Sun), head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo travel route tool .

Getting from Saariselka to Akaslompolo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. On the 8th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -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

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Parola (Parola Tank Museum & Holy Cross Church), Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna) and Asikkala (The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland & Pihamaa Estate & Winery). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In January, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parola, Asikkala, Ahvenisto Activity Park, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas & Wellness

4
nights
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), Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Automobile Museum, Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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