15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi holiday builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Levi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Levi to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuopio road trip website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get your game on at PortaaliVR, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -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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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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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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."