15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The National Museum of Finland and Nuuksio National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the views from Rakkauden Silta, and walk around Kaisaneimi Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning site.

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. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hamburg in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos in Inari--about 58 minutes away.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder 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) to allow enough time to 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): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranua Zoo and then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection 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: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Turku reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to 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): stop by Hameenkatu, then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Nasinneula Tower and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
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."