15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tehran
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h
6
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  14​h 30​min
End: Tehran

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tehran in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Photographic Centre Peri, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour builder app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vitikkala Manor and Pori Art Museum. For shopping fun, head to Laukko Manor or City Sokos. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Linna Golf & Country Club). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Vitikkala Manor, Pori Art Museum, Laukko Manor
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Mikkeli

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, take in the exciting artwork at Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then get your bearings at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

Plan trip to Mikkeli with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Tampere to Mikkeli by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Mikkeli sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Stella ©
Stella
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

1
night
Imatra

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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Prisma.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Prisma
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo
Prisma ©
Prisma

1
night
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 1st (Wed), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

Plan my day in Levi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Imatra in December, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Shopping Outdoors Museums
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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 2nd (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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