36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kotka
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
5
Vaasa
— 4 nights
6
Kuopio
— 2 nights
7
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
8
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
9
Levi
— 3 nights
10
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Mielakka Ski Center (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, and admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka tour planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Kotka to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Kotka Church
4.6

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Korpo Church (in Korpo), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your trip
©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
©
Theme Park
Ahvenisto
5.0
©
Fun & Games
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
5.0

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Mustasaari (Saltkaret & Aava Kertun Kotitila), Salgrund Pilot Station (in Kaskinen) and Kristiinankaupunki (Ulrika Eleonora Church & Carlsro Museum). Spend the 18th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
Highlights from your trip
©
Specialty Museum
Stundars Museum
4.5

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). The adventure continues: have fun at Vainolanniemi, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, and see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Kuopio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in December: high temperatures in Kuopio hover around -3°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
©
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
4.9

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the activities along Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. December in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
©
Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
©
Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8
©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo with the Route module. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -15°C in Akaslompolo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
4.1

3
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday website.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip
©
Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8
©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
5.0

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ylitornio and see Tatuka Reindeerfarm, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
©
Safari
Safaris
4.4
©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

Similar trips

41 days in Finland BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM RUSSIA 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 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS 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 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 28 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALTA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips