19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, thenget some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Riimikko, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo tour builder site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Loviisan kirkko, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

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 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thendeepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Porvoo to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planning tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
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 with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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