12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel tool.

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 (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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.

To find reviews, more things to do, 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 fly. 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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Ahvenisto). There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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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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Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train 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 · Adventure

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

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. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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