50 days in Finland Itinerary

50 days in Finland Itinerary

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50 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampere
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Sund, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Rauma
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Tampere
— 7 nights
End: Tampere

4
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Neristan (Old Wooden Town) (in Kokkola) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Spend a day of island exploring on the 9th (Fri) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vaasa route planner .

Tampere to Vaasa is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raippaluodon Silta, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saariselka: Inari (Siida & The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos). On the 13th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vaasa in November, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida ©
Siida

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo). On the 17th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 20:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get outside with TravelHouse, and explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra), Mikkeli Cathedral (in Mikkeli) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Savonlinna at 1°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sund.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Mikkeli Cathedral, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

1
day
Sund, Aland Island

Sund ©
Sund is a municipality of Åland. On the 30th (Fri), take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sund online trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Sund. While traveling from Savonlinna, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sund, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sund

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mariehamn, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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The Aland Island Art Museum ©
The Aland Island Art Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

9
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Sund to Helsinki with the Route module. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 9:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Adventure Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Rauma and Teresia and Rafael Lonnstrom Home Museum. Explore Rauma's surroundings by going to Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church & Bonk Museum) and Pori (Yyteri Beach, Juselius Mausoleum, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rauma journey planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rauma sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Holy Cross Church and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Aulanko (in Haemeenlinna). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and head outdoors with FUN53 Charter.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rauma to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Aulanko, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 26:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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