15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Linkoping
Drive:  10 h
1
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
End: Linkoping

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari online tour itinerary planner .

Linkoping, Sweden to Mustasaari is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Linkoping to Mustasaari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Linkoping in December, things will get a bit cooler in Mustasaari: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi trip builder site .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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

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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.
Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then look for gifts at Alko, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey builder app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

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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 2nd (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have fun at Moomin World, and then don't miss a visit to Naantali Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library