15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Nashville

3
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 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner .

Nashville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nashville in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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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 6th (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mustasaari in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
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.
On the 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -1°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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