15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Algiers
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Vaasa
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Algiers

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Katajanokka. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Algiers, Algeria to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Algiers in May, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli Hill. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, hike along Herajarvi Hiking Trail, and look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park sightseeing planning website.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Koli National Park with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenstroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, thenidentify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in May, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (12°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Levi in May, you will find days in Vaasa are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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