21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Lieksa
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Ronga. 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 5 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online travel route planner.

Flint, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Flint in November, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are slightly colder, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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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.
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 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, view the masterpieces at Turun Taidehalli, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku visit site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Galerie Forsblom. Venture out of the city with trips to Riimikko (in Porvoo), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and pause for some photo ops at Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, 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 fly. 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 · Nature

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Akka-Koli Hill & 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 traveler tips, 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 · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lieksa in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 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 · Historic Sites
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 8°F. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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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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