15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Ruka and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip maker site.

Minneapolis, USA to Kuusamo is an approximately 18- hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Kuusamo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. February in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi attractions planning website.

You can take a bus from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping Wildlife Tours
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Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Safaris
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

2
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 9th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

1
night
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 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then stop by Ideapark. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Saariselka to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in February: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 30°F and lows are around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Hanko (Pike's Gut & Bellevue Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hietaranta Beach and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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