53 days in Finland Itinerary

53 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Raseborg
— 4 nights
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
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Kouvola
— 6 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bengtskar Lighthouse and Inkoon kirkko. You'll explore and learn at EKTA museum and Fagervik Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Raseborg: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, pause for some serene contemplation at Fagervik Church, step into the grandiose world of Raseborg Castle, and examine the collection at Rosala Viking Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Raseborg trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Raseborg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Raseborg

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bengtskar Lighthouse ©
Bengtskar Lighthouse
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

2
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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Raseborg to Kimito Island with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

5
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Louhisaari Manor. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

7
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Moomin Museum. Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Holy Cross Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art & Serlachius Museum Gustaf). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and take an in-depth tour of Hiekka Art Museum.

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

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 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 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

5
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Stundars Museum and Mustasaaren kirkko. Appreciate the collections at Arctic Museum Nanoq and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Carlsro Museum (in Kristiinankaupunki), Kokkola (Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum & Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum) and Salgrund Pilot Station (in Kaskinen). Spend the 4th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Terranova, make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
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Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

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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.
Sarestoniemi Museum and Taatsin seita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 10th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vaasa to Levi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 13th (Sun), make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Pilke Science Centre capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Ski Resort Ritavalkea in Pello (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Pielisen Museum and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. You'll explore and learn at Old Mine Mining Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni (in Joensuu) and Kuhmo (Wild Taiga & Wilds Piira). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, don't miss a visit to Paateri, and hike along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to -9°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Kotka Church and St. John's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kouvola: Bunker Museum (in Virolahti), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Kotka (Riverside Park & Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, tour the pleasant surroundings at Neitvuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and trek along Hiidenvuori.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kouvola trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kouvola in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kouvola are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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