40 days in Finland Itinerary

40 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
5
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
7
Pori
— 3 nights
8
Tampere
— 5 nights
9
Turku
— 4 nights
10
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
11
Helsinki
— 8 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Ibiza Town, Spain to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Ibiza Town to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Rovaniemi is much colder than Ibiza Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

1
night
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 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Saariselka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Museums Nature

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, thenidentify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Muonio sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Muonio takes 4 hours. In November in Muonio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Escape the urban bustle at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Get out of town with these interesting Sotkamo side-trips: Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort (in Hyrynsalmi) and Kajaani (Statue of Per Brahe & Kajaani Castle ruins). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. There's still lots to do: perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Sotkamo takes 7.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Muonio in November: high temperatures in Sotkamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Kajaani, Ukkohalla Ski & Sport Resort, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Pielinen. Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre & Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stroll through Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and identify plant and animal life at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Sotkamo to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Koli, Joensuu
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, thenkick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, thensee the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari driving holiday planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Old Rauma and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum & The Church of the Holy Cross). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards, and take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Mustasaari to Pori in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Holy Cross Church and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Sappee Ski Resort (in Palkane). Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, and browse the fresh offerings at Laukontori.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Sappee Ski Resort
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, take a memorable tour with Lana, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then go for a stroll along the water at Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island day trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park, Aurlahti Beach
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 18:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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