15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Skopje
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Skopje

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Inkoon kirkko in Inkoo--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday builder site .

Tirana, Albania to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Tirana in December, plan for much colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park, Inkoon kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Visiting Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre PERI, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Ruokapuoti Lumo, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 explore and learn at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Sarestoniemi Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi) and Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Jemes Sport, Sarestoniemi Museum, Yllas Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Ronga. Get outdoors at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pori, Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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