33 days in Finland Itinerary

33 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
12
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
14
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Helsinki

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedral of St Henry, Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi and Mannerheim Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Ullanlinna. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Hamina

Hamina ©
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, examine the collection 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, thenadmire 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

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thentake an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, thenlearn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta road trip planning app.

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

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
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, thenappreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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

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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Leppavirta Church, and finally do a tasting at Alahovi Berry Wine Farm.

Plan a Kuopio trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leppavirta, Old Mine Mining Museum, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, stop by Jalavan Kauppa, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -19°C in Kuusamo. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Pentik Hill
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, thensee the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. 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, thentake 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 Parks Winter Sports
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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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 30th (Wed): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at 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 take a bus; or fly. 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 travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Levi

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 Kids' Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout). There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planner.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Enontekio, Safaris, Sarestoniemi Museum, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Safaris
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

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Oulu

Oulu ©
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, thenadmire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, thensee the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of 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: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. 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

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
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, thenpause 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, thenexamine the collection at Terranova, thentake in the exciting artwork at 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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. 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

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum
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Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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Rauma

Rauma
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, thensee 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thentake 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

Uusikaupunki, Pori
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Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel and Korpo Church. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday website.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church, Louhisaari Manor
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thenget your game on at Leklandet, thencontemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, thenget engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Mariehamn

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Eckero, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Leklandet ©
Leklandet
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

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