15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Akaslompolo
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Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

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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 26th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 1st (Fri), examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Kuopio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 1:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

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Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo travel site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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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 5th (Tue), stroll through Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Kids' Land, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."