14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London


2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder site .

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In February, Rovaniemi is colder than London - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in February, with highs in Vaasa at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Laukko Manor and Haihara Art Centrefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Ronga and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Ahvenisto Activity Park (in Haemeenlinna) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Keittioelamaa and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Tampere, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Visavuori, Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery. Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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