21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h
End: Flint

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitikkala Manor and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Head to Laukko Manor and City Sokosfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum in Janakkala--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere journey app.

Flint, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21- hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Flint to Tampere. When traveling from Flint in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Turku Castle and Galleria Joella are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku visit site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Teijo National Park
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Helsinki Cathedral and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Riimikko (in Porvoo) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and pause for some photo ops at Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras).

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Riimikko, Sibelius Hall
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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. Escape the urban bustle at Ukko-Koli and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail & Rasavaara Observation tower) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Lieksa: highs are around 30°F and lows about 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Auttikongas. There's much more to do: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 11°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Do your shopping at Jemes Sport and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in December, and nighttime lows around 8°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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