16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, admire the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In February, Tampere is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. There's more to do: work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and take in the exciting artwork at Turun Taidehalli.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galleria Lapinlahti. Head to Old Market Hall and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa to see Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and visit Ullanlinna.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 24:

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."