14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heureka, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then have fun at Action Park, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Saariselka hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then have fun at Kids' Land. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
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 4th (Sat): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere visit planning website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris