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 the long history of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Spas
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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 in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 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 · Museums · Parks
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Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier 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

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports · Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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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), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari route builder app.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Inari, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 24th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planning website.

Fly from Inari to Kuopio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Kuopio hover around -3°C and lows are around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and The National Museum of Finland. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: 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, meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games

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