30 days in Finland Itinerary

30 days in Finland Itinerary

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30 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  8​h
1
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). Next up on the itinerary: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lieksa online route planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Lieksa is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Lieksa due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

4
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: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Pyhatunturi
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planning site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to St. George Church (in Joroinen), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and Kuopio (Room Escape Games & Vainolanniemi). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, stroll through Tourujoen Luontopolku, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, and stop by Vitikkala Manor.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Jyvaskyla takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Jyvaskyla: highs are around -2°C and lows about -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Kuopio, Old Church of Keuruu, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Woikosken Automuseo
Highlights from your plan
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Hameenlinna (Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, Palander House, & more) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere tour site .

Traveling by train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum & Old Rauma) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Bonk Museum, Louhisaari Manor
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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