38 days in Finland Itinerary

38 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Jyvaskyla
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Kuopio
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Tampere
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Rauma
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Vaasa
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Oulu
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Helsinki
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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Jyvaskyla

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 and then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip site.

Traveling by journey from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Jyvaskyla hover around -2°C and lows are around -8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 26th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online trip planner.

Travel from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

5
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online travel route planner.

You can travel from Kuopio to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip

4
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Kauppakeskus Puuvilla). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and contemplate the long history of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma online day trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Tampere to Rauma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Rauma, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Vaasa is known for theme parks, museums, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ojberget, examine the collection at Stundars Museum, make a trip to Vanhan Vaasan rauniot, and browse the exhibits of Meteoriihi.

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

Traveling by journey from Rauma to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo), Kemi (SnowCastle of Kemi, Lapponia Safaris - Day tours, &more) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, and steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu holiday maker.

Travel from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in January; daily highs in Oulu reach -7°C and lows reach -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 17:

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Rovaniemi

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 these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and experience rural life at Orbas Reindeer Farm.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planning tool.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oulu in January, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around -10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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."