15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Drive + Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Ranua
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Chattanooga

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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool .

Chattanooga, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Chattanooga to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chattanooga, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of -3°C to lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Sat), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Pori are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Yyterin Nakotorni ©
Yyterin Nakotorni

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 27th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi journey planner .

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Levi is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

4
nights
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nallikari Beach and Ruka. Get in touch with nature at Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Ranua Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Ranua: Kemi (Kemi Church & Perameren Kansallispuisto).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ranua trip planner .

You can drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kemi, Nallikari Beach, Ruka, Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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