18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
5
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vapriikin Museokeskus and Villa Mairea will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Tampere is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Tampere. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Valletta in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo, Villa Mairea, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Vepsa Island and Bellevue Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the landmark architecture of Sibeliusmuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip planning site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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 22nd (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 24th (Thu), get great views at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Inari online travel route builder.

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamina.

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
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and finally examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inari to Hamina. In December, Hamina is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Arctic Expedition. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Hvittrask in Kirkkonummi, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Helsinki takes 2 hours. While traveling from Hamina, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Arctic Expedition, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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