32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Pello
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tornio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 7 nights
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Helsinki — 7 nights

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 Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner.

Jerusalem, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koli National Park: Karu Survival (in Kontiolahti) and Joensuu Church (in Joensuu). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get great views at Rylays Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In December, Koli National Park is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rukatunturi.
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Rukatunturi — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, and then stop by Riipisen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rukatunturi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Rukatunturi is a bit cooler than Koli National Park - with highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.
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Saariselka — 4 nights

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore Saariselka's surroundings by going to Inari (Tuula's Reindeer, Otsamo Fell, &more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.
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Levi — 5 nights

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: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 29th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pello.
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Pello — 1 night

Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. On the 3rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Soulmate Huskies, then get all the equipment you need at Ski Resort Ritavalkea, and then steep yourself in history at Maupertuis Memorial.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pello online trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Pello in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Pello can reach -12°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Tornio.
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Tornio — 2 nights

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, see what you can catch with Nordic Safaris, and then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tornio route maker website.

Traveling by car from Pello to Tornio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Pello in January, expect Tornio to be a bit warmer, temps between -7°C and -16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 7 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Kotielainpuisto Arkadia in Simo, approximately Simo away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take a memorable tour with Tours, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Drive from Tornio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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