15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
5
Imatra
— 1 night
6
Levi
— 1 night
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore and learn at Galerie Forsblom and Galleria Lapinlahti. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning tool.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tehran in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Jumbo Shopping Center, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 25th (Wed): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, thenbrowse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally shop like a local with Gallery A.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, thenget into the urban bustle at Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, and finally see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, thenview the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

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Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Laukko Manor, The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Stella, get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, thentake a stroll around Art Centre Salmela, and finally examine the collection at Woikosken Automuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, thenmake a trip to Rapio Mill, thenview the masterpieces at Navetta Galleria, and finally shop like a local with Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

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You can drive from Tampere to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantyharju, Rapio Mill, St. George Church
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Stella ©
Stella

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, stroll through Lempukka Beach, thenhead off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Prisma.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Imatra holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Imatra sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Prisma
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo
Prisma ©
Prisma

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi online journey builder.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Levi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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