15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Sotkamo
— 1 night
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Turku
— 3 nights
8
Tampere
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -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

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hiukka, then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo trip planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sotkamo are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo route builder app.

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. In December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Sotkamo - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Kids will enjoy Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Hanko to see Pike's Gut about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere tour builder.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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