13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning tool .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
You've now added Levi Ski Resort to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Samiland. Keep things going the next day: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stromforsin ruukki, then steep yourself in history at Kyminlinna Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamina route planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inari to Hamina. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Hamina: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kouvola
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
The Sippola church ©
The Sippola church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then engage your brain at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hvittrask, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get engrossed in the history at Helsinki City Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Helsinki using our trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Hvittrask
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Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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