15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Boston

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Sapokka Water Garden. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Helsinki. In May, Helsinki is slightly colder than Boston - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Sapokka Water Garden
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere travel tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 6th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Levi, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ranua Zoo and Angry Birds Park. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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