12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
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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.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku travel website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stroll around Nasi Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Nasi Park ©
Nasi Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
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 (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Adventure · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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