15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tampa

4
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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Tampa, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tampa to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Tampa - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and have fun at Moomin World.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday builder website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
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 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 16°F and lows about 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
SantaPark ©
SantaPark

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -1°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

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

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