15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary builder website .

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Tampere is 1 hour. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hauhon kirkko, Holy Cross Church
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
nights
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 Bellevue Beach and Turku Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Pike's Gut in Hanko, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
On the 27th (Thu), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, have fun at Feelapland, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Theme Parks
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Kuusamo to Sotkamo in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in January since evenings lows in Sotkamo dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey maker .

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sotkamo in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -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
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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