34 days in Finland Itinerary

34 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Helsinki

— 6 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

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Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Islamabad in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone & Ahvenisto). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Koli National Park are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Go for a jaunt from Inari to Saariselka to see Urho Kekkonen National Park about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Inari with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 24th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then 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.

Drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Kotka

— 4 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Tykkimaen Sauna in Kouvola (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Kotka trip builder.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Kotka is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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."