32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
9
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Escape the urban bustle at Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey builder app .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Adventure Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Kirjurinluoto & Juselius Mausoleum), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo & Old Rauma). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate the long history of Koylion Kirkkokari.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday maker site .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Pori, Kurjenrahka National Park, Koylion Kirkkokari
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Take a break from the city and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta.

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

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Vanhan Vaasan rauniot ©
Vanhan Vaasan rauniot

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rantasalmi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Rantasalmi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vaasa in January: high temperatures in Rantasalmi hover around 18°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Venajanhiekka in Rautavaara (about 1h 40 min away).

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In January in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 18°F during the day and 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli, Venajanhiekka, Hiidenportti National Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Ruka and Riisitunturi National Park. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Syote National Park in Syote--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip maker website .

Getting from Koli National Park to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Koli National Park in January, with lows around 2°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally have fun at Action Park. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°F in January, and nighttime lows around 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 15°F, while at night they dip to -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

Similar Plans

30 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Finland BY A USER FROM URUGUAY July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans