14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 12th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Levi vacation maker tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. On your second day here, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Tampere is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 37°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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 16th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip website .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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