29 days in Finland & Haparanda Itinerary

29 days in Finland & Haparanda Itinerary

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Viitasaari, Finland
— 1 day
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
— 4 nights
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Jamsa, Finland
— 3 nights
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Tampere, Finland
— 5 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kemi
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Kemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Vaasa, Finland
— 3 nights
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Kuopio, Finland
— 5 nights
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Tornio, Finland
— 3 nights
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Haparanda, Sweden
— 1 night
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Hailuoto, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive to Oulu Airport, Fly to Turku

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Viitasaari, Finland — 1 day

Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Sahis Aki resort and then look for gifts at Nestori.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Viitasaari trip maker site.

Turku to Viitasaari is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in November: highs in Viitasaari hover around 1°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jyvaskyla.
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Jyvaskyla, Finland — 4 nights

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Hoyry Galleria (in Korpilahti). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, stroll around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Viitasaari to Jyvaskyla in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jamsa.
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Jamsa, Finland — 3 nights

Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 30th (Tue), do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and then take in panoramic vistas at Padasjoen Tuomastornit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): gear up at Himos Ski Resort and then contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jamsa trip maker tool.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Jamsa in an hour. November in Jamsa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -1°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Tampere.
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Tampere, Finland — 5 nights

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Helsinki (Temppeliaukio Church, Kamppi Chapel of Silence, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere trip website.

You can drive from Jamsa to Tampere in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kemi.
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Kemi, Finland — 1 night

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, Kemi is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.
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Vaasa, Finland — 3 nights

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Spend the 10th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ojberget, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi, and see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kemi in December; daily highs in Vaasa reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.
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Kuopio, Finland — 5 nights

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Kuopio side-trips: Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Vaasa to Kuopio by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Kuopio is little chillier than Vaasa - with highs of -3°C and lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Tornio.
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Tornio, Finland — 3 nights

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Tornio is known for historic sites, fun & games, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Nordic Safaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and laugh and play at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tornio visit planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tornio in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tornio when traveling from Kuopio in December, with lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Haparanda.
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Haparanda, Sweden — 1 night

Haparanda is a locality and the seat of Haparanda Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Haparanda Skargard Nationalpark.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Haparanda travel planning website.

Haparanda is just a short distance from Tornio. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hailuoto.
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Hailuoto, Finland — 2 nights

Hailuoto is an island and a municipality in Northern Ostrobothnia region, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marjaniemi Lighthouse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Luovon Puoji.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hailuoto vacation builder tool.

Drive from Haparanda to Hailuoto in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Haparanda in December; daily highs in Hailuoto reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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