16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Spas. Sinebrychoff Art Museum and EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, and contemplate the long history of Old Customs House.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ounasjoki - River for activities and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku attractions planner.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Turku is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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History Museum
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Stone Castle of Pirunvuori. Visiting Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, try your luck at Teivo Racetrack, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by car from Turku 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. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

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Yyteri Beach
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

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