13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Hong Kong

4
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 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route builder.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker website.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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