15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Bus + Fly:  10 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
End: Tirana

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

Tirana, Albania to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Helsinki is 1 hour. When traveling from Tirana in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Askainen to see Louhisaari Manor about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder site .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Turku to Lieksa. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Akaslompolo. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lieksa in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
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 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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