15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  17​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 day
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  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
train:  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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

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Charlotte, USA to Kouvola is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charlotte to Kouvola due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Charlotte in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Kouvola: temperatures range from 33°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Parks
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online journey planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Kouvola to Inari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kouvola in December, you will find days in Inari are a bit cooler (21°F), and nights are much colder (6°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are 21°F, while nighttime lows are 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 Fun & Games
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Cap off 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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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and finally stop by Alko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°F and 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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