17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 14th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, thenget a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally make a splash at JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour builder website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Tampere fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Explore Koli National Park's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip site.

Getting from Tampere to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. December in Koli National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. In December, Levi is little chillier than Koli National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take a memorable tour with Feelapland, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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