18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Inari
— 1 night
Drive
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cape Town in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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2
nights
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island and then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Turku Castle ©
Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
4.4

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sat), have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at PortaaliVR. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your trip
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Fun & Games
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
5.0
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

2
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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 23rd (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, and finally don't miss a visit to Satamankulma.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuopio trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Puijo Tower ©
Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4

1
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Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuopio in December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Water Body
Kiutakongas Rapids
4.8
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Shopping Center Kumpare
3.7

2
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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.
On the 26th (Thu), get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip app.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Levi Ski Resort ©
Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
Icekarting Levi ©
Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

1
night
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tatuka Reindeerfarm and Rovaniemi City Library. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planning website.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Arktikum ©
History Museum
Arktikum
4.1
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5

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