32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Inari
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Oulu
— 7 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. You will leave for Inari on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:

Inari

— 5 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Inari at -3°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 25:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 26th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 1:

Oulu

— 7 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Kemi (Kemi SnowCastle, Lapponia Safaris - Day tours, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu tour planner.

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, Oulu is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 8:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 10th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Ojberget, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in December, with highs in Vaasa at 1°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

Lappeenranta

— 2 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli (in Mikkeli), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and Lempukka Beach (in Imatra). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Vaasa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lappeenranta, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."