14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Fly:  8 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Zurich

1
night
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 (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, thensurround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Expect colder weather when traveling from Zurich in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On your second day here, wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Inari
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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 9th (Wed): join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi route tool.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Levi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Keimiotunturi Fell
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo and then stroll through Ruka.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thensteep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, Turku is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rapola Ridge, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, thenmake a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Rapola Ridge
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Room Escape Games

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