14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Seattle

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Pieni Suklaatehdas & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 26°F and 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and then stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Icekarting Levi and Kids' Land. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 15°F and lows about -1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get a dose of the wild on Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruka and Shopping Center Kumpare. Venture out of the city with trips to Hossa National Park (in Suomussalmi) and Pentik Hill (in Posio). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 16°F, while nighttime lows are 2°F. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Hossa National Park, Pentik Hill
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hossa National Park
Hossa National Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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