19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
7
Levi
— 2 nights

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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in November, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
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, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari route maker app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around °C. You'll set off for Tampere on the 5th (Thu).

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
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Step out of Turku to go to Pernio and see Teijo National Park, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, thenwander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenvisit Katajanokka, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online route maker.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Kotka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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