12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 1 night

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3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Syvasenvaara Fell and Christmas House Santa. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Rovaniemi is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dublin in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then paddle through the water with Polar Creek.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Saariselka are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Polar Creek ©
Polar Creek
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector 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 18th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi, and finally take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Wingrens Dogsafaris
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Wingrens Dogsafaris ©
Wingrens Dogsafaris

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a tour by water with Aavameri, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Pohjolan toimitalo
Pohjolan toimitalo

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