16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
8
Inari
— 1 day
9
Levi
— 2 nights
10
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip site.

Moscow, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
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PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku route builder website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, stroll around Kaivopuisto, stop by Katajanokka, then make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kotka tour website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kotka hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna holiday builder.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 6th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Koli
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

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nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 7th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun at Vainolanniemi, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, make a trip to Satamankulma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kuopio in December, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 10th (Mon), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi travel planning website.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: see where the action happens at Lappi Areena and then get a dose of the wild on Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory
Lappi Areena ©
Lappi Areena

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