15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  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
5
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Manila, Philippines to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Manila to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Manila - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): hit the slopes at Ruka, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then find something for the whole family 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, take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuusamo travel route site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka route planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally have fun at Kid's Land.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like SantaPark and Syvasenvaara Fell. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akaslompolo in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -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
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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