39 days in Finland Itinerary

39 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 5 nights
2
Pori
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 5 nights
4
Helsinki
— 7 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
6
Saariselka
— 3 nights
7
Levi
— 3 nights
8
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
9
Ranua
— 3 nights

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Oravivuori Triangulation Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Tampere, you'll gain 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect Tampere to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parola, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, Old Church of Keuruu, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Rauma and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime 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: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, &more) and Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio). 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 bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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

Side Trips

Rauma, Koylion Kirkkokari
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

5
nights
Turku

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 Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Venture out of the city with trips to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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 °C and lows of °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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and The National Museum of Finland. The Aalto House and Helsinki Cathedral 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). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

4
nights
Savonlinna

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 Provincial Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Savonlinna Cathedral and Pikkukirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala) and Anttola Church (in Anttola). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online vacation planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Kerimaki Church, St. George Church, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Johanna Oras Art Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
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.
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 °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of the city life by going to Kids' Land 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: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

Find out how to plan Levi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Jemes Sport
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Kuusamo

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 Kujala Reindeer Farm. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

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 °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Hossa National Park
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

3
nights
Ranua

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

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo