32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Boracay to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Boracay - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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5
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Mylly or Ruokapuoti Lumo. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Automobile Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

5
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Pori Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: stop by Keittioelamaa, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

4
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tikanoja Art Museum and Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum. Step out of the city life by going to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Setterbergin Puisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola) and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, examine the collection at Terranova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip planning website.

Take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vaasa are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
4.5
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala
5.0

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vaasa in January, with highs in Inari at -11°C and lows at -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Levi Ski Resort. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Samiland and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

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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.
For shopping fun, head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier or Arctic Circle Mall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Must see
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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