15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Syvasenvaara Fell. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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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 5th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Tampere hover around -5°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Kurjenrahka National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."