14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
6
Ranua
— 2 nights

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Johannes Church and Mannerheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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 19th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Harmonia, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku online tour planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stroll through Ruka, and then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo online trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, stroll through Kids' Land, and then get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

2
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ranua holiday maker website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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