19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Ranua
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Johannes Church and Room Escape Games. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church
Room Escape Games

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Harmonia, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hit the slopes at Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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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 31st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planning tool.

Drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saariselka travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an exotic tour of Ranua Zoo.

Plan my Ranua trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Ranua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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