18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Raseborg
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Hamina
— 1 night
7
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
8
Joensuu
— 1 night
9
Savonlinna
— 1 night
10
Inari
— 1 day
11
Levi
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Yellowknife, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Yellowknife to Helsinki. Traveling from Yellowknife in December, expect Helsinki to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Raseborg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Raseborg

Raseborg ©
Raseborg is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, explore the world behind art at Forngarden Folk Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Raseborg Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at EKTA museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Raseborg online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Raseborg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Raseborg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snappertunan kirkko, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
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EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

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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 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor, thenexplore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Raseborg to Turku takes 2 hours. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hiekka Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, thentake an in-depth tour of Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mariehamn in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra

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Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 20th (Thu), admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina route builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Hamina in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hamina are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, thensee the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, thenexamine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Saimaa Kanal Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, thenadmire the masterpieces at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and finally admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta online attractions planner.

Getting from Hamina to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Treetop Adventure Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joensuu Church, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally stop by Taitokortteli.

Discover how to plan a Joensuu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Joensuu in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Joensuu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker app.

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 25th (Tue), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip maker.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in December; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, thenbet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thendon't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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