16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Perth

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka), Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and stop by Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary maker.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. 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

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 where to stay, maps, more things to do, 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 take a bus. 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 take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
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 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.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Side Trip

Pukstaavi
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
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 where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Inari online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Inari by combination of train, flight, and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. 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
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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

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.
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.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and 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 travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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: Pentik Hill (in Posio) and Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote).

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Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pentik Hill, Hossan Lomakeskus, Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossan Lomakeskus ©
Hossan Lomakeskus
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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