16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, then explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then visit Linden Esplanade, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kouvola online travel route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Kouvola sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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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 26th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary site.

Fly from Kouvola to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kouvola in December, with highs in Levi at 22°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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