15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Tijuana, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Tijuana in January, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins). There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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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."