13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel route builder .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari travel route planner.

Getting from Tampere to Mustasaari by car takes about 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 5th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mustasaari in March: high temperatures in Levi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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