43 days in Finland Itinerary

43 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Kotka
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Koli National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
8
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 45 min away). Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Bellevue Beach
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and get your game on at PortaaliVR.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere online vacation planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, The Parola Armour Museum, Haralanharju Tower, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Old Rauma, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pori day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pori, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Automobile Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Korpo Church (in Korpo), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Nagu Church (in Nagu). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku route planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Korpo Church, Louhisaari Manor, Nagu Church
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

5
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala), Puumalan Lake (in Puumala) and Mielakka Ski Center (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from Turku, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of -6°C to lows of -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Puumalan Lake, Wolkoff House Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori), Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Joensuu (Utra Beach, Honkaniemi Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, explore the activities along Pielinen, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -9°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Joensuu, Tahko Farmi, Venajanhiekka, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari journey maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Inari. Traveling from Koli National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Inari, with lows of -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 23rd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip maker website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

Similar Plans

12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 6 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ITALY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 41 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ESTONIA March, relaxing, beaches, museums, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: March, relaxing, beaches, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 7 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy
See more plans