21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
4
Lieksa
— 3 nights
5
Levi
— 2 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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning tool.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum) and Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto, Palander House, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Vitikkala Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Rasavaara Observation tower, Ukko-Koli, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and make a trip to Paateri.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lieksa trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Lieksa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Levi tour site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lieksa to Levi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Levi when traveling from Lieksa in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory. 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, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Rovaniemi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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