23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 1 night
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Vepsa Island. Visit Turku Cathedral and Pike's Gut for their historical value. Step out of Turku to go to Hanko and see Bellevue Beach, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool.

Nairobi, Kenya to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nairobi to Turku is minus 1 hour. In December, Turku is colder than Nairobi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hanko
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenlearn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get a sense of the local culture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Finlayson Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel route builder app.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokioinen Museum Railway, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Escape the urban bustle at Kids' Land and Yllas Ski Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder app.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Hossa National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pentik Hill and Kiutakongas Rapids. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Hossa National Park, Pentik Hill
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hiukka, enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka, thenexplore the historical opulence of Kajaani Castle ruins, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paltaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo day trip site.

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, Sotkamo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Kajaani Castle ruins, Paltaniemi Church, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planning site.

Getting from Sotkamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Mannerheim Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka), Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santalahti Nature Trail, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Aurlahti Beach, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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