15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The National Museum of Finland and Oodi Central Library. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the views from Rakkauden Silta, stop by Katajanokka, and stroll around Kaisaneimi Park.

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Hamburg, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hamburg in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Explore hidden gems such as Urho Kekkonen National Park and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. When in Saariselka, make a side trip to see Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, approximately Inari away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Lapland Safaris Saariselka and hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 20th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Levi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Turku is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."