15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  25 h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  17 h 15 min
End: George Town, Penang Island

1
night
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 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki observation tower.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder app .

George Town, Malaysia to Tampere is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from George Town to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from George Town in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku visit planning tool .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Ranua Zoo and Safaris will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as SantaPark and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip site .

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Safaris

3
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 Kid's Land and Levi Huskypark will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Snow Village in Kittila--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -15°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Levi Huskypark, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach