40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 6 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Pori (Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story & Kirjurinluoto), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Ahmedabad, India to Tampere is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Tampere is minus 3.5 hours. In November, Tampere is cooler than Ahmedabad - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 7:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Kuuskajaskari, The Old Town Hall Museum, &more) and Salo (Mathildedalin Kylapanimo & VMB Fishing). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Reinon Tupa (in Kurikka) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 13th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Zip Adventure Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and fly down the slopes at Ojberget.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vaasa in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 20th (Fri), trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, soothe aching muscles at Rukaland, then wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Kuusamo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in November since evenings lows in Koli National Park dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Jyvaskyla

— 5 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Korpilahti (Hoyry Galleria & Oravivuori Triangulation Tower). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, take in the views from Karkisten Silta, add some adventure to your tour with Tavinsulka Canoe Day Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla road trip app.

Drive from Koli National Park to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. In November in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

Kouvola

— 3 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Explore Kouvola's surroundings by going to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Marian Kirkko (in Hamina). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for gifts at Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki, and let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola road trip tool.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Helsinki

— 7 nights

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, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."