18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porvoo
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 4 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 1 day

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then stop by Riimikko.

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Sydney, Australia to Porvoo is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Porvoo. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Porvoo reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Kotka
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

4
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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
day
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

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