15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
6
Inari
— 1 day
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then look 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, then browse the collection at Kallion Kirjasto, then get 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 37°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°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 · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step 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 34°F and lows of 25°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

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

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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 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then have 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, then contemplate 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 31°F, while at night they dip to 22°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 · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then have 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, then ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then see 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 do a combination of train and flight. December in Kuopio sees daily highs of 27°F and lows of 19°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 · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

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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, then pause 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 29°F, and evening lows to 20°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

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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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, then take 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 21°F and lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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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.
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 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

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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."