15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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 17th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi online route planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Turku

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 21st (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Turku is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Spy Museum, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

5
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 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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