17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

6
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka & Telegrafberget). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary maker site .

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Heureka, Halosenniemi Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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 19th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 21st (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi vacation planning site .

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; 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 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Hameenkatu, learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary website .

Fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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