15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  16​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Houston

3
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 the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo--about 54 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday builder .

Houston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku route planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Vitikkala Manor and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Holy Cross Church in Parola, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

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 31°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Vitikkala Manor, Holy Cross Church
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Levi fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach 22°F and lows reach 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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