16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Perth

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Porvoo Old Town), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sapokka Water Garden, Nuuksio National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Room Escape Games
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the next day, browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Hameensilta, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and then see the interesting displays at Pukstaavi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Pukstaavi
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 27th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around -7°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and finally don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruka and Hossan Lomakeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Kuusamo side-trips: Syote Ski & Nature Resort (in Syote) and Pentik Hill (in Posio).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Hossan Lomakeskus, Syote Ski & Nature Resort, Pentik Hill
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossan Lomakeskus ©
Hossan Lomakeskus

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