16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 day
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the next day, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally surround yourself with nature on Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online day trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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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 21st (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planning website.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planning app.

Fly from Inari to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect Kuopio to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Savonlinna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Mannerheim Museum. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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