15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Saariselka
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and The National Library of Finland. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dublin to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dublin in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
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 30th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get your bearings at Turku City Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 30:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online trip maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 3°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and Levi Ski Resort. It doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."