16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Spend the 9th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi travel site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Koli National Park

— 2 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the activities along Pielinen, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planning site.

Drive from Levi to Koli National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Levi in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Koli National Park: highs are around 34°F and lows about 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:

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 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stop by Tea Shop Veistrom, and finally boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, then examine the collection at Palander House, and then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto.

Discover how to plan a Tampere trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Theme Parks · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Aavameri, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku journey planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."