15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Berlin

5
days
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.
Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

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Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church and then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
days
Levi

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 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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