11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Visit Johannes Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip planning app.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Helsinki in February since evenings lows in Tampere dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums
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— 2 nights
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 19th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Lapland Safaris Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:


— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and get outside with TravelHouse.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."