12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

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
Fly:  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. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planning app .

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moscow in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

Plan trip to Turku with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time 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 Activity Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Haemeenlinna, approximately 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows 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), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Kid's Land, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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