39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 3 nights
Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Adelaide International Airport

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Church of Keuruu and The Parola Armour Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Oravivuori Triangulation Tower (in Korpilahti), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -7.5 hour difference. In December, Tampere is colder than Adelaide - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Rauma and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Yyterin Nakotorni. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Rauma (Marela Museum House, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pori journey builder site.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Aijanniemi Beach & Maritime Centre Vellamo) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kerimaki Church and St. George Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Anttola Church (in Anttola), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Tuula's Reindeer). There's still lots to do: stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip builder tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Saariselka in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Saariselka at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Step out of the city life by going to Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Jemes Sport. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get in touch with nature at Ruka and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Step off the beaten path and head to Hossa National Park and Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo road trip planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

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Ranua

Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ranua trip planning site.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Ranua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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."