13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Rovaniemi City Library. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see where the action happens at Lappi Areena.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
On the 30th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thendon't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Turku reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere journey planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 4th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The National Museum of Finland and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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