12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 day
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online vacation planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Kotka is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kotka is minus 5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from George Town in December: high temperatures in Kotka hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Kotka Church ©
Religious Site
Kotka Church
4.6

1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

1
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

1
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get great views at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip app.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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4
nights
Helsinki

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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2