17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 night

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Sibelius Hall or Hakaniemi Market. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Ideapark and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, thenpick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, thenstop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pentik Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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 30th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi day trip tool.

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip website.

You can drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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