15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Levi
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On the next day, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip builder.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Luxembourg City to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Turku is a bit cooler than Luxembourg City - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Heureka. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Helsinki trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:

Kuusamo

— 2 nights
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland, tour along fresh powder with Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel route tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, and finally admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 10:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 11th (Thu): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally stroll through Juutua Nature Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icekarting Levi and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Change things up with a short trip to Seven Fells Up in Akaslompolo (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 13th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Lapland Safaris Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi holiday planning site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Levi, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

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."