16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Levi is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Levi due to the time zone difference. In July, Levi is slightly colder 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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

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Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Savonlinna

— 1 day
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online tour builder.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Savonlinna by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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.
Visiting Adventure Park Zippy and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Galerie Anhava, and look for gifts at OMA Puoti.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 1:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."