14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Savannah

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 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Savannah, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Savannah to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Savannah in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 31°F and lows about 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
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.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) 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 Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder site .

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planning tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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