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13 days in Finland Itinerary
Fly: 4h 15min
Rovaniemi— 4 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Levi— 2 nights
Fly: 4h 30min
Tampere— 2 nights
Drive: 1h 30min
Helsinki— 4 nights
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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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lapland Welcome. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Auttikongas. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, head outdoors with Arctic Lifestyle, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.
For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app .
Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Levi.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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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 the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Seven Fells Up. On the 2nd (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.
For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi online trip itinerary builder .
Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tampere.
Things to do in Levi
Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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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.Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere online holiday builder .
You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in March, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.
Things to do in Tampere
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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.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenski Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.
Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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