30 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Lieksa
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki — 5 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.
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Turku — 4 nights

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Old Town Hall Museum, &more) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki), Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Ronni - Summer Dance Pavilion (in Orivesi). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and get your game on at PortaaliVR.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lieksa.
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Lieksa — 4 nights

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. Explore Lieksa's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Lykynlampi Outdoor Centre, Joensuu Church, &more), Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Uhrihalkeama, &more) and Koli (Koli Shop Retkitupa & Koli Nature Centre Ukko). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Neitikoski Rapids, and make a trip to Paateri.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lieksa trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Tampere to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi — 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online journey planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park), Safaris (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow 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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