15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tirana
Fly:  10 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Tirana

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Tirana, Albania to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tirana to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Tirana in December, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (3°C), and nights are slightly colder (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko, Nuuksio National Park
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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 26th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, thenshop like a local with Galleria Joella, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Old Town
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vitikkala Manor and Pori Art Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pori Art Museum, Laukko Manor, Vitikkala Manor, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Spas

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thenexplore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 1st (Wed), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenstop by Jemes Sport, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planning app.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office