14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + Bus:  19 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ranua Zoo and Pilke Science Centre. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation maker website .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chamarel to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Chamarel - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi online route planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Tampere is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Heureka (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online route planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Heureka, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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