17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka & Telegrafberget). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than Vancouver - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, thentake an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Samiland, thenmake a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thenhit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to 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
Samiland ©
Samiland

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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, examine the collection at The Parola Armour Museum, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour 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): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, thenget to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for 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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