16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 3 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

2
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 Temppeliaukio Church. Get some historical perspective at Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Katajanokka, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Port Elizabeth in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Finlayson Church and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, thensample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, thensee the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vaasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in January, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Marttiini Store Old Factory, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles