41 days in Finland Itinerary

41 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Florence

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site.

Florence, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Helsinki is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Kuopio (RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, St. Nikolaos Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill, and make a trip to Paateri.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Koli National Park at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

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Rukatunturi

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Ruka.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rukatunturi trip planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Rukatunturi: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Getting from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

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Tornio

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, cast your line with Nordic Safaris, and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda. On your second day here, explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tornio trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Tornio takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Tornio

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

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Pello

Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Ski Resort Ritavalkea.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pello trip planner.

Drive from Tornio to Pello in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pello

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Powerun Adventures (in Kolari). Spend the 24th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pello to Levi in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Angry Birds Activity Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari online travel route planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

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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.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (Rauma Water Tower, The Old Town Hall Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Inari to Turku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in January, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

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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.
Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, go for a walk through Finlayson Area, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

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."