16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Stuttgart

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki. Traveling from Stuttgart in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thentake in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Room Escape Games
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenbrowse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation builder website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head outdoors with Karhunkierros, hit the slopes at Ruka, thensee the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

Find out how to plan Kuusamo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in January, with highs in Kuusamo at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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.
On the 1st (Sat), hit the slopes at Kids' Land, tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, thendon't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ranua Zoo. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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