15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8​h
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko holiday planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Hanko is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, Hanko is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Snappertunan kirkko
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Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Wed), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere online route planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally have fun at Vainolanniemi.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kiutakongas Rapids, hit the slopes at Ruka, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo online holiday planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Savonlinna in February since evenings lows in Kuusamo dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
day
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Akaslompolo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. February in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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 12th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): have fun at Kid's Land, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

Plan my day in Levi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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