15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Ruka and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip maker website .

Minneapolis, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by Lapland Forestry Museum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then stop by LAURI, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Shopping, #Tours, #Wildlife
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LAURI ©
LAURI
Safaris
Lapland Forestry Museum ©
Lapland Forestry Museum

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 9th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi route planning app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 13th (Wed): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for gifts at Ideapark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Saariselka in February; daily highs in Tampere reach 30°F and lows reach 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Pike's Gut in Hanko, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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