12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 25th (Mon), explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Samiland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila, and then admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi holiday planning site.

Helsinki to Levi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Sarestoniemi Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila
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Samiland ©
Samiland
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Wed), look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Design Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, look for gifts at Artek, browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Design Museum ©
Design Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thentake in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for gifts at Alko. On the next day, look for gifts at Tammelantori, snap pictures at Hameensilta, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, thentake an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rajaportti Sauna.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker site.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, Tampere is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Uto, thenstroll through The Archipelago Trail, thensee the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova