12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Windhoek
Fly:  25​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Windhoek

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 23rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku road trip planning website .

Windhoek, Namibia to Turku is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Windhoek in December, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, relax in the rural setting at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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