21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Saariselka
— 2 nights
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights

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2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Bilbao, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Bilbao in December, things will get cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, stroll through Yyteri Beach, then stop by Patakirppis, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo ©

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get some cultural insight at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma. Change things up with a short trip to Rauma Art Museum in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 28th (Mon), stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, then take an in-depth tour of The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn itinerary builder website.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, explore the galleries of S/S Salama, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre, then walk around The Parikkala Sculpture Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parikkalan kirkko.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip builder tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in December, things will get a bit cooler in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Johanna Oras Art Gallery ©
Johanna Oras Art Gallery
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker site.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Levi in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Levi is little chillier than Savonlinna - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the next day, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

Plan my trip to Saariselka with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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nights
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.
Let the collections at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and The National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, &more), Hyvinkään kaupunginmuseo (in Hyvinkaa) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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