15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Inari
— 1 day
7
Levi
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thentake a stroll through Katajanokka, thenlook for gifts at Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenbrowse the collection at Kallion Kirjasto, thenget engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in December, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thenhave fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, thenhave fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, thensee the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Kuopio sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 14th (Fri), tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Inari is slightly colder than Savonlinna - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Spend the 15th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi vacation maker.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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