15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20 h
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  28 h
End: Sao Paulo


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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Katajanokka. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki. Traveling from Sao Paulo in January, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©


Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Inari trip maker website .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Inari at -11°C and lows at -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell


Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Snow Village. Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -11°C in January, and nighttime lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Turku is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Bellevue Beach, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Korpo Church
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Laukko Manor and Serlachius Museum Gustaf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Serlachius Museum Gosta (in Mantta-Vilppula). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Laukko Manor
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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