12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ranua
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Spas

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pori travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

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.
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. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Jemes Sport about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, and have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Pori to Levi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Pori in January, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -11°C and -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jemes Sport, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

2
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ranua vacation planner .

Drive from Levi to Ranua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 7th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife Parks
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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