15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuopio
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Chandigarh Airport

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Chandigarh - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

2
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio route builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Kuopio reach -3°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

2
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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. On the 28th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then make a trip to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lieksa tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuopio to Lieksa in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Lieksa are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

3
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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi visit website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -21°C in Levi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."