37 days in Finland Itinerary

37 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Kuopio
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Kittila
— 3 nights
8
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
9
Inari
— 2 nights
10
Saariselka
— 2 nights
11
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
12
Vantaa
— 4 nights
13
Porvoo
— 2 nights
14
Kotka
— 3 nights

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planning tool.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
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 Turku City Library and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Louhisaari Manor in Askainen--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), thenkick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Museo Militaria, The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Leppavirta Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, make a trip to Kuopio Harbor, make a trip to Satamankulma, thensee the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, thensee the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio day trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. January in Kuopio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heinavesi, Old Mine Mining Museum, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, thenhit the slopes at Ruka, thenlook for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Kuopio in January, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thenhave some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kittila.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and Sarestoniemi Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). There's much more to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taatsin seita, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kittila trip planning website.

Kittila is just a short distance from Levi. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kittila

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Sarestoniemi Museum
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then look for gifts at Jemes Sport.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner.

Drive from Kittila to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jemes Sport, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
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 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari vacation maker site.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 26th (Sun), hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app.

Drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

4
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Finnish Aviation Museum and Heureka. Get out of town with these interesting Vantaa side-trips: Riihimaki Art Museum (in Riihimaki), Jarvenpaa (Jarvenpaa Mosque & Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo) and Lahti ( Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, Radio and TV Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at VM Karting Center, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Jumbo, identify plant and animal life at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, and admire the striking features of Pyhan Laurin kirkko.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vantaa journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vantaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Vantaa reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lahti, Jarvenpaa, Riihimaki Art Museum
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Heureka ©
Heureka

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porvoo Old Town and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), St Michael Church (in Pernaja) and Apulandia (in Lahti). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and hit the slopes at Kokonniemi.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip planner.

You can drive from Vantaa to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Loviisan kirkko, Hiidenkirnut, St Michael Church, Apulandia
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mielakka Ski Center and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. On your second day here, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, visit Linden Esplanade, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

You can drive from Porvoo to Kotka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Mielakka Ski Center
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

Similar Plans

28 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 39 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Finland, Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA 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 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GHANA October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans