31 days in Finland Itinerary

31 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
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Kuopio
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Drive to Bilaspur

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina) and Tykkimaen Sauna (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

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Bilaspur, India to Kotka is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bilaspur to Kotka, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bilaspur in December, with highs in Kotka at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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: Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum, and take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online journey builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Mine Mining Museum (in Outokumpu), Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko) and Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, indulge in some personalized pampering at Koli Relax Spa, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, and fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online itinerary planner.

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Abo Akademi, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."