12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Moscow

2
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 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Moscow, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Turku

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 26th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ahvenisto and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Change things up with a short trip to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Hameenlinna (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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