16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
8
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moscow


1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit 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 find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary maker website .

Moscow, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Tampere, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then have fun at Flowpark, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaivopuisto, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

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
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Room Escape Games
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then admire the landmark architecture 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 other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip maker site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, Kotka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
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, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Savonlinna trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to 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
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

Start your trip to Koli National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. December in Koli National Park sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Winter Sports Museums Parks

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit 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 see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio online vacation maker .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. December in Kuopio sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuopio to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuopio in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -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:
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker site .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, experience the excitement of Feelapland, then stop by LAURI, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena and then admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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LAURI ©
LAURI
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut
Lappi Areena ©
Lappi Areena

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