46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Lahti
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Oulu
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
11
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Adelaide

5
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki, you'll gain 7.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 7:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marela Museum House (in Rauma), Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Marela Museum House, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria, Palander House, &more), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Haralanharju Tower, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Puijo Tower (in Kuopio). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and snap pictures at Karkisten Silta.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla travel planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Old Church of Keuruu, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Puijo Tower
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju), Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Pikkukirkko) and Puumalan Lake (in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, and take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Woikosken Automuseo, St. George Church, Puumalan Lake, Repovesi National Park
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Riihimaki (Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) & Riihimaki Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Apulandia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, and take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahti day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kotka.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hollola, Riihimaki, Hiidenkirnut, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) ©
Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)
Padasjoen Tuomastornit ©
Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Apulandia ©
Apulandia

4
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), Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

Plan my day in Kotka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Lahti to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Wolkoff House Museum, Ankkapurha Cultural Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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.
Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and hike along Akka-Koli Hill.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park journey maker.

You can drive from Kotka to Koli National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Paalasmaan Surukivi, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oulu journey planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pello to see Ski Resort Ritavalkea about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -10°C by day to -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ski Resort Ritavalkea
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, hit the slopes at Ojberget, and have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Vaasa reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Stundars Museum, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Seinajoki Library
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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