39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
3
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
5
Kuopio
— 3 nights
6
Lieksa
— 4 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
8
Levi
— 3 nights
9
Saariselka
— 2 nights
10
Helsinki
— 5 nights

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku journey planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bhubaneswar in December; daily highs in Turku reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Palander House, &more) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Pori, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Holy Cross Church, Villa Mairea
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: perfect your strike at Liikelataamo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Saynatsalo Town Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Jyvaskyla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Church of Keuruu, Liikelataamo, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art, Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Puumala (Viewing Platform in Puumala, Puumalan Lake, &more) and Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli planner.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Mikkeli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church, Repovesi National Park, Olavinlinna Castle
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

3
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi), Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip site.

Drive from Mikkeli to Kuopio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Snellman Park
Snellman Park
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more), Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lieksa in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Levi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip planning website.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

5
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in January, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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