15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Burgas
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Burgas

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Burgas, Bulgaria to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Burgas in March, with highs in Savonlinna at 1°C and lows at -9°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the views from Hameensilta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in March: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 29th (Thu), get outside with Lake Inari and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Levi trip builder.

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi custom trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stroll through Ruka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuusamo itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kuusamo when traveling from Rovaniemi in April, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Finnish Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, get engrossed in the history at Helsinki City Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). On your second day here, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka