16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and finally make a trip to Satamankulma.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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 find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at Kids' Land, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally have fun at Action Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Trails Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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