16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 day
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Levi
— 3 nights
7
Kuusamo
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Elizabeth in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5
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Flea Market
Hakaniemi Market
4.2

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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 4th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4
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Shopping Mall
Kauppakeskus Mylly
4.4

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna vacation planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 8:
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Religious Site
Kerimaki Church
4.7

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari route maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in January, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around -11°C and lows about -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 9:
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Explore hidden gems such as Icekarting Levi and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Levi are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruka and Hossa National Park. When in Kuusamo, make a side trip to see Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski, approximately Taivalkoski away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Must see
Ruka
4.4
National Park
Hossa National Park
4.6
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jalavan Kauppa
4.3