19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning site .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Hong Kong in November, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 4th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Inari, with lows around -17°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off toTampere.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, childrens museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Inari to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku route builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Kotka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hamina, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Kotka, expect somewhat 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 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi visit planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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