14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."