16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 3 nights

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, wander the streets of Katajanokka, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyWheel Helsinki, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary maker.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Room Escape Games

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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 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip builder site.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the views from Hameensilta, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and then examine the collection at Pukstaavi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inari online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruka and Hossan Lomakeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote) and Pentik Hill (in Posio).

Plan my trip to Kuusamo with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Hossan Lomakeskus ©
Hossan Lomakeskus

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