12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tbilisi
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Tbilisi


3
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 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip site .

Tbilisi, Georgia to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tbilisi to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tbilisi in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Mon), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Spas & Wellness

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 5th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at Kid's Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi route website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an exotic tour of Feelapland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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