16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
5
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Auckland in January, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku vacation planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour planning website.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli, stroll through Hiukka, and then get great views at Vuokatinvaara.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Sotkamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. February in Sotkamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Akaslompolo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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