16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then get your game on at Kid's Land, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Levi is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Levi. In July, Levi is little chillier than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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 23rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Savonlinna journey planning app .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Ronga. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Archipelago Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Anhava. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at Adventure Park Zippy, and stop by OMA Puoti.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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