14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Roanoke, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Roanoke to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roanoke in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Esplanadi Park. There's lots more to do: stop by Katajanokka, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Tue), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then see the interesting displays at Hiekka Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 31°F and lows are around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hiekka Art Museum ©
Hiekka Art 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova