48 days in Finland Itinerary

48 days in Finland Itinerary

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Posio
— Few hours
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 3 nights
6
Kouvola
— 1 night
7
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
8
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
9
Tampere
— 3 nights
10
Helsinki
— 30 nights

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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Posio trip tool.

Helsinki to Posio is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Posio to be cooler, around -16°C, while days are slightly colder, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Shopping · Museums
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sun), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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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. On the 6th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Muonio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Muonio takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Muonio are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Enontekio Church, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo

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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 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Hamina Old Town, then stroll around Riverside Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Kouvola by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Kouvola is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta road trip planner.

You can take a train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Imatra
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De tre korsens kyrka ©
De tre korsens kyrka
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and finally examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then learn about winemaking at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Wineries · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lietvesi Scenic Road, Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey website.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Teijo National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Kokonniemi, &more). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Raseborg, Vantaa, Espoo, Porvoo, Pernio
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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