46 days in Finland Itinerary

46 days in Finland Itinerary

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46 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Mikkeli
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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 Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi sightseeing website .

Bengaluru, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Rovaniemi is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Ulrika Eleonora Church (in Kristiinankaupunki) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, explore the galleries of Meteoriihi, and hit the slopes at Ojberget.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaasa tour website .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Vaasa is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Seinajoki, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Ulrika Eleonora Church
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
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Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Uusikaupunki (Isokari Lighthouse & Bonk Museum) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse

4
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 (Palander House & Ahvenisto) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu), Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Liikelataamo (in Saarijarvi). There's still lots to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Vitikkala Manor, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla travel route planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Petajavesi, Korpilahti, Muuramen Church, Vitikkala Manor, Church of Keuruu
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Liikelataamo ©
Liikelataamo
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Varkaus Water Tower Terrace (in Varkaus), Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, and see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio holiday planner .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, Southern Konnevesi National park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Room Escape Games
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace ©
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill, and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip builder app .

Getting from Kuopio to Lieksa by car takes about 3 hours. December in Lieksa sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Wolkoff House Museum (in Lappeenranta), Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Lietvesi Scenic Road) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lieksa to Mikkeli by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Puumala, Repovesi National Park, Salpa Line Museum, Wolkoff House Museum, St. George Church
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mikkeli in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

King's Road, Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 4:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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