15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights

2
nights
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, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Newark in January: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F, while lows dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Akaslompolo dip to -2°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Safaris

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Fly from Akaslompolo to Helsinki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with highs in Helsinki at 26°F and lows at 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally get your game on at PortaaliVR.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 13°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Spas
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 17°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum, Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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