15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kittila
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Shop till you drop at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Artisaani. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip builder.

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tehran in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

2
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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 25th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the next day, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Vitikkala Manor and Pori Art Museum. Let the collections at Laukko Manor and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius capture your imagination. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Linna Golf & Country Club in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip builder app.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

1
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Mikkeli

Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Mon), stop by Stella, learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, view the masterpieces at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Mikkeli in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

1
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Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for gifts at Imatran Kalatalo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Prisma.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Imatra tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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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 1st (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

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Getting from Imatra to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Imatra in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."