16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Helsinki. Traveling from Islamabad in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be slightly colder, around -3°C, while days are colder, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train 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), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere online tour planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, Tampere is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Moomin World, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku visit site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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 Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Levi trip app .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is a bit cooler 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

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Wed), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi planning website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -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 Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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