15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Charlotte

1
day
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

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

Charlotte, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Charlotte, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Kouvola, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari route planning website.

Fly from Kouvola to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Kouvola, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Inari, ranging from highs of 21°F to lows of 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 22nd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 21°F, while at night they dip to 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thenhave fun at Santa Claus Office, thenmake a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Lappi Areena and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 11°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, thenexplore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and finally look for gifts at Alko. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
City Sokos ©
City Sokos

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Thu), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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