25 days in Finland Itinerary

25 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 4 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

7
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.
Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online vacation planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Gaborone in December, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pyhan Laurin kirkko, Espoo Cathedral
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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take a memorable tour with Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Hamina (Main Building of Military School, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and stroll around Runeberg Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. In December in Porvoo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 21st (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Porvoo in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Kongas, Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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