14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki planning tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. 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 Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): visit Hamina Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Kotka to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

1
night
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 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker app.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Inari is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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 2nd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planning website.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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