12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Baden-Baden
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  10 h
End: Baden-Baden

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Baden-Baden to Tampere is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Baden-Baden in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Porvoo Old Town and The National Museum of Finland. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Thu), stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, fly down the slopes at Ruka, then get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ranua Zoo. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get a taste of the local shopping with Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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