33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Mariehamn, Fly to Helsinki

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral of St Henry, Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi and Mannerheim Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Aurinkolahti Beach. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, explore the world behind art at Taidekoti Kirpila, and see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo).

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Hamina

— 2 nights
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bunker Museum, and then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamina trip maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hamina in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, look for gifts at Rajamarket, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tainionkosken Church, then see the interesting displays at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

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You can drive from Hamina to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

Kuopio

— 3 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and then examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Leppavirta Church, and finally do a tasting at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stop by Jalavan Kauppa, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

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You can fly from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -19°C in Kuusamo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -10°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Inari

— 1 day
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 30th (Wed): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Inari dip to -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get some cultural insight at Sarestoniemi Museum and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Enontekio Church. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Jyppyra lookout in Enontekio--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary app.

Getting from Inari to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Raahe Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oulu journey maker site.

Getting from Levi to Oulu by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Wed), snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tikanoja Art Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vaasa, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at Automobile Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Uusikaupunki Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Rauma by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rauma are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bellevue Beach and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sibeliusmuseum and Louhisaari Manor. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Korpo Church in Korpo, about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, have fun at Flowpark Turku, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Leklandet, and then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter. On the next day, stroll around Lilla holmen, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and then try your luck at PAF Casino.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Fun & Games · Museums · Casinos · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 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."