15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kittila
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll explore and learn at Galerie Forsblom and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Jumbo Shopping Center, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour 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 changes from Iran Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tehran in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

2
nights
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 Turun Taidehalli. 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, then browse 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 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°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 · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

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, then get 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, then view 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 0°C and lows of -6°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 · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

2
nights
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, then brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, then take 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, then make a trip to Rapio Mill, then view 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 -1°C, and evening lows to -8°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

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

1
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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, then head 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 0°C and lows of -5°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 · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

1
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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 (Wed): view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet 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 -6°C and lows about -15°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

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see 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 -17°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
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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."