15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Suomen Huvilupa Oy, Bellevue Beach
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Suomen Huvilupa Oy ©
Suomen Huvilupa Oy

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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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip site .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then have fun at Action Park, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park
Safaris