15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than London - with highs of 0°C and lows of -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
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Tue), browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at 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. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Portaali VR.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere route maker website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Spas Museums
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): explore the activities along Pielinen, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally stroll through Uhrihalkeama.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip website .

You can drive from Kuopio to Koli National Park in 2.5 hours. March in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Akaslompolo by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. In March, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris

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 5th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, gain insight at Kid's Land, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Levi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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