48 days in Finland Itinerary

48 days in Finland Itinerary

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48 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Posio
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Inari
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  5​h
6
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Helsinki
— 30 nights
End: Helsinki

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hours
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Sat), view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Posio trip itinerary maker website .

Helsinki to Posio is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Posio hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

#Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
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Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 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 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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.
On the 4th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Kid's Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Adventure, #Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Muonio online road trip planner .

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
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
On the 8th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip app .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kouvola sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De tre korsens kyrka, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, pause for some serene contemplation 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.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Lappeenranta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Imatra
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Kenkavero, take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, and then learn about winemaking at Ollinmaki Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip planner .

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Mikkeli sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

#Museums, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ollinmaki Winery, Lietvesi Scenic Road
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Lietvesi Scenic Road ©
Lietvesi Scenic Road

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Tampere takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hyvinkaa Church (in Hyvinkaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Kokonniemi, & more). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Vantaa, Espoo, Porvoo, Pernio
Find places to stay Dec 18 — Jan 17:
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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