19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Söderskärin majakka (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route builder website.

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Centre Salmela, get advice or help at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Puumalan Lake, get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, then make a trip to Kenkavero, and finally see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mikkeli trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Mikkeli to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church, Art Centre Salmela
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Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and finally find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Moomin Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Mikkeli to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Parola Armour Museum
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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.
On the 14th (Sat), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort, get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland

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 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kultaranta Garden, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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