37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Rauma
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kajaani
— 1 day
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 1 day
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemijarvi
— 1 day
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Kolari
— 1 day
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 day
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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.
You've added Helsinki Central Railway Station, Oodi Central Library, Old Market Hall, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Jyvaskyla

— 2 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 24th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and then take in the views from Kuokkalan silta. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha and then don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Jyvaskyla to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kuopio Harbor and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuopio attractions planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner.

You can travel from Kuopio to Tampere in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Rauma Art Museum has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rauma journey maker.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Rauma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Vaasa

— 3 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Stundars Museum has been added to your itinerary. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget and look and learn at Meteoriihi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, Oulu is slightly colder than Vaasa - with highs of -7°C and lows of -14°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kajaani.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Kajaani

— 1 day
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 12th (Tue), take a tour by water with Hoyrylaiva Kouta, explore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, then admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kajaani Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Per Brahe.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kajaani trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Oulu to Kajaani in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -9°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:

Oulu

— 2 nights
For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planning tool.

Drive from Kajaani to Oulu in 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Tornio.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Tornio

— 1 day
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tornio trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Tornio in 2 hours. In January in Tornio, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tornio

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Oulu

— 1 night
To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tornio to Oulu in 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oulu in January: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C, while lows dip to -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Kemi

— 1 day
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kemi SnowCastle and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kemi online trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January in Kemi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Kemijarvi on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 20:

Kemijarvi

— 1 day
Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemijarvi sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemijarvi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Kemijarvi, with lows around -22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kemijarvi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kemijarvi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Kolari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Kolari

— 1 day
Kolari is a municipality of Finland at the Swedish border, which follows the Torne River, the longest free-flowing river in Europe.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kolari trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kolari by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -20°C in Kolari. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kolari

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Helsinki

— 1 day

Daughter of the Baltic

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Kolari to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Kolari in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 22:

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."