17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
8
Levi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere route planning app.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Jyvaskyla, then see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 8th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Kuopio in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kuopio, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally stroll through Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, then stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lieksa tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lieksa takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

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 11th (Wed): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Getting from Lieksa to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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