15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Inari
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Tea Shop Veistrom and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Inari road trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Inari is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 27th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pyhatunturi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Pyhatunturi is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get outside with Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours and then relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo travel planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. December in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Tours · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."