17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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 still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally cool off at JukuPark Turku.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
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, childrens museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuu Church & Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can 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
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route 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 -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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