13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

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 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 17th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker site .

You can 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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in March, with highs in Levi at 0°C and lows at -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Shopping Parks
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari day trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect Mustasaari to be somewhat warmer, temps between 2°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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