16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

5
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.
Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki 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 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme 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.
On the 4th (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in January, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Tue), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with highs in Mustasaari at -4°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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