14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Helsinki to Saariselka is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Saariselka: temperatures range from -7°C by day to -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get your game on at Kid's Land, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Arktikum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip builder tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Rauma in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

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 18th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally have fun at Flowpark.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku route planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. You've now added Moomin World to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, and then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, then get engrossed in the history at Naantali museum, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naantali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Naantali are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Naantali

Shopping Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

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