17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Laukko Manor and City Sokosfor some retail therapy. Attractions like Tullin Sauna and Riihiniemen Uimaranta make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday planning site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tampere is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Tampere is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Tampere to be colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Old Market Hallfor some retail therapy. Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

Start your trip to Helsinki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas. Family-friendly places like Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Yllas Ski Resort will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Santa Claus Office, and relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."