13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Hamina
— 1 night
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online holiday builder.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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.
Levi Ski Resort has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Samiland. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Levi Huskypark, Sarestoniemi Museum, Giewont Husky Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Samiland ©
Samiland

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inari journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Aviation, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, then don't miss a visit to Kyminlinna Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Sippola church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hamina online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inari to Hamina. In December, Hamina is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kouvola
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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 landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, get curious at Heureka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka. On the next day, admire the striking features of 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 take an in-depth tour of Helsinki City Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heureka, Cathedral of Porvoo, Hvittrask
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

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