15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Leeds
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  7​h
End: Leeds

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanko trip maker website .

Leeds, UK to Hanko is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Leeds to Hanko, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Leeds in November, expect Hanko to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, look for gifts at Pien, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. Get some cultural insight at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ahtari to see Ahtari Zoo about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 22nd (Fri), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in November, things will get a bit cooler in Akaslompolo: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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