12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner.

Windhoek, Namibia to Turku is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Windhoek to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Windhoek in December, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi journey planning site.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally catch a live event at Lappi Areena.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Old Market Hall. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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