15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Senate Square make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get your game on at True VR, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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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.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and PortaaliVR will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Palander House). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto).

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 28th (Mon), get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiukka, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara. On your second day here, stroll through Venajanhiekka and then admire the landmark architecture of Jyrkkakosken Ruukki.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Sotkamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stop by Inghams Mini Husky Experience, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Levi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, Levi is little chillier than Sotkamo - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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."