32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Vaasa
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kajaani
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Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vantaa
— 2 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Kokkola
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Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seinajoki
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Helsinki

— 3 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 striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Helsinki is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Espoo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Espoo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Espoo sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 22nd (Mon), grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu holiday planner.

Fly from Espoo to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Espoo in November since evenings lows in Oulu dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu and then join in the after-dark buzz at Vitikkala Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla and then don't miss a visit to Hoyry Galleria.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Oulu to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. November in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta tour planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Lappeenranta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, and then hit the slopes at Ojberget.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Vaasa are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Tea Shop Veistrom, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tampere fast, fun, and easy.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Hameenlinna

— 2 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, examine the collection at Museo Militaria, and then get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Visavuori and then take in panoramic vistas at Padasjoen Tuomastornit.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hameenlinna road trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Hameenlinna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Kajaani

— 1 night
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): cast your line with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kajaani trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hameenlinna to Kajaani with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hameenlinna in December: high temperatures in Kajaani hover around -4°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kajaani

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kajaani to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vantaa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Vantaa

— 2 nights
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka and then admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum and then explore the world behind art at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vantaa trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vantaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Vantaa hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Vantaa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Kokkola

— 1 night
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum and then admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kokkola trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vantaa to Kokkola. Traveling from Vantaa in December, Kokkola is little chillier at night with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo and then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. On your second day here, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum and then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pori sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Pori takes 4 hours. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Seinajoki

— 1 night
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get your bearings at Seinajoki Library and then examine the collection at Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo.

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

Getting from Pori to Seinajoki by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Seinajoki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Mon), see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then get in on the excitement at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip maker website.

You can drive from Seinajoki to Kemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Seinajoki in December, expect Kemi to be little chillier, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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."