15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Inari
— 1 day
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then stop by Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get lost in a book at Kallion Kirjasto, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planning app .

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 37°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planning website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train 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
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 11th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On your second day here, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Kuopio online road trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough 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

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 21°F and 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Kid's Land. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi route maker tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Kittila
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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