17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
7
Kemi
— 2 nights
8
Hamina
— 1 day

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Room Escape Games. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planning site.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Beijing to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in December, Helsinki is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Oro and then get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik Gard.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island attractions site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, and then get engrossed in the history at Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere road trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra

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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 24th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thenexperience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, thendon't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Sarestoniemi Museum, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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 26th (Thu): catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thentake an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, thenget engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, thensteep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamina trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Kemi to Hamina with the Route module. Traveling from Kemi in December, Hamina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kotka
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Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral

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