13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. Traveling from London in March, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas
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Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Oulu sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 22nd (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, look for all kinds of wild species at Lapland Safaris Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks

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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty 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."