35 days in Finland Itinerary

35 days in Finland Itinerary

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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Vaasa
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Wingrens Dogsafaris. Sarestoniemi Museum and Ounasjoki - River for activities are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary tool.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos to Levi is an approximately 120-hour travel. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Providenciales to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Providenciales in November; daily highs in Levi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Get outdoors at Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi. Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

Rukatunturi

— 1 night
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rukatunturi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Rukatunturi takes 2.5 hours. November in Rukatunturi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Sotkamo

— 2 nights
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Koli National Park

— 3 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.
Pielisen Museum and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. We've included these beaches for you: Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, indulge in some personalized pampering at Koli Relax Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In November in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Imatra

— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tohtorikalat Jalkahoitola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, then cruise along Lake Saimaa, and then see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Neristan (Old Wooden Town) and Terranova. Museum-lovers will appreciate Stundars Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum (in Kokkola) and Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro). Spend the 28th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Huutoniemen kirkko, and fly down the slopes at Ojberget.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Imatra to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Rauhaniemi Beach and Himos Ski Resort. Get some cultural insight at Vitikkala Manor and Moomin Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: test the waters at Tullin Sauna, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 5:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Salo (VMB Fishing & Mathildedalin Kylapanimo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, visit Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and see some colorful creatures with Dive Finland Oy.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."