15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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1
night
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 24th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Turku Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Fun & Games
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
5.0
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Ukko-Koli ©
Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
Pielisen Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum
4.8
Pielinen ©
Water Body
Pielinen
5.0

1
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Akaslompolo

On the 30th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Koli National Park in December, expect little chillier with lows of -15°C in Akaslompolo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Ski Area
Yllas Ski Resort
4.1
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Akaslompolo Sportshop
4.1

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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 31st (Tue): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally stroll through Kids' Land.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Safari
Safaris
4.4
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1

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