15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  20 h 45 min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary site.

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Manila to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
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 31st (Mon): have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 1st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Ruka, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo trip planning tool.

Getting from Tampere to Kuusamo by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 3rd (Thu), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Levi sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Akaslompolo can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Reindeerfarm in Ylitornio (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Akaslompolo in January, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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