15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tehran in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip tool.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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4
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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, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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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."