15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: London

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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Taidekoti Kirpila.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online road trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Ahvenisto will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Palander House (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -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

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

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nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, stroll through Hiukka, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and finally get great views at Vuokatinvaara. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka and then take in the pleasant sights at Jyrkkakosken Ruukki.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Sotkamo in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In December in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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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.
Family-friendly places like Kids' Land and Inghams Mini Husky Experience will thrill your kids. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Levi online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Levi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sotkamo in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Moomin Snowcastle will thrill your kids. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

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

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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