15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 1st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

Plan trip to Levi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Melbourne, Australia to Levi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Levi is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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 3rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 4th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then make a trip to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Koli National Park when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Make your Kuopio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games

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 6th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then get your game on at Portaali VR, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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