14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
6
Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Ruijanpolku Trail in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Inari at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 16th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary tool.

You can drive from Inari to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

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 museums, wildlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and then explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

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Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Oulu are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 22nd (Tue): test the waters at Tullin Sauna and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Spas · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 22:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."

Lapland travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.