16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamina
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Get some cultural insight at Turku Cathedral and Marela Museum House. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum (in Rauma). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and make a trip to Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Turku. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The Parola Armour Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

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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 6th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

1
night
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

1
night
Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, and then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tainionkosken Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Lappeenranta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hamina.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

1
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Hamina

Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 11th (Tue), admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, brush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hamina trip planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Hamina in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hamina can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

4
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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.
Kansallisgalleria and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Hvittrask in Kirkkonummi, about 34 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, and look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Hamina to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Hamina in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

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."