16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  17 h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. Let the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and ponder the design of Harmonia.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Turku is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in November; daily highs in Turku reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

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
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see The Devil's Stairs, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are warmer (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, The Devil's Stairs, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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