16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning app.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Helsinki. Traveling from Dallas in December, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (37°F), and nights are slightly colder (27°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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2
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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 26th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

2
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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 30th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, make a trip to Satamankulma, have fun at Vainolanniemi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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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 1st (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

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You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Kuopio in January, with lows around -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

3
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."