15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Linkoping
Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: Linkoping

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna day trip site .

Linkoping, Sweden to Savonlinna is an approximately 18-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Linkoping to Savonlinna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Linkoping in December, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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 off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Wed), tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Inari are little chillier (-7°C), and nights are much colder (-17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

2
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.
On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Tours
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Safaris
Lappi Areena ©
Lappi Areena

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, then have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Tampere is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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