15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Bonk Museum, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder website.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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 (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenhike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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