15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour builder tool.

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Kids will appreciate attractions like Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Pike's Gut in Hanko, approximately Hanko away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
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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.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Feelapland, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 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 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Ruka, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Hiukka, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sotkamo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kuusamo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -15°C in Sotkamo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Sotkamo in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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