16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Islamabad
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Islamabad

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be little chillier, around -3°C, while days are cooler, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Moomin World, thenstay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

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You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thentake in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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 2nd (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenmake a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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