14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Awao, Mindanao
Drive + Fly:  27 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Saariselka
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  30 h
End: Awao, Mindanao

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Artisaani. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, shop like a local with ARTag Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Awao, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Awao - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Gallery A, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Skanssi.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip app.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Sun), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, thentake in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

1
day
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 12th (Tue): stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in January, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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 13th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, thenlook for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, thenjoin the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Fri), get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenstop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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