15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
7
Levi
— 2 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

2
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.
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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenget 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 °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 24th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thentake 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 °C and lows of °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
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thenexamine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, thentake 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, thenget 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 °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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, thenenjoy 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 fly. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach °C, while at night they dip to °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 Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland

2
nights
Koli National Park

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, thensee 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
day
Akaslompolo

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 °C in Akaslompolo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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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 31st (Tue): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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