15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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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

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and The National Museum of Finland. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Nuremberg, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Nuremberg in March, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get advice or help at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

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 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

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 26th (Sat): trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey builder website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in March; daily highs in Saariselka reach -1°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Icekarting Levi and Levi Ski Resort. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:

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."