15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally examine the collection at Design Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online visit planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Sotkamo takes 4.5 hours. December in Sotkamo sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Theme Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Vuokatti
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Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti ©
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuusamo journey maker .

Getting from Sotkamo to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sotkamo in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then meet the residents at Feelapland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday maker .

Traveling by bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Fun & Games
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Levi using our trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Pike's Gut about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku attractions site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hanko
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Suomen Pelimuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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