17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take a memorable drive along King's Road.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder site.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 8 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Guatemala City in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Ahvenisto. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see The Parola Armour Museum in Parola, approximately Parola away. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Kids' Land and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planning app.

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."