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
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Savannah

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey builder .

Savannah, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Savannah - with highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for slightly colder days in Mustasaari, with highs around 32°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Mustasaari - with highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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 9th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough 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
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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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 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally trek along Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 34°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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