16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

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Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Nallikari Beach, get curious at Tietomaa, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oulu planner.

Getting from Tampere to Oulu by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

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Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Oulu

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo and then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): engage your brain at Heureka and then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online route planner.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."