17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + train:  29​h
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Rosenlew Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Vitikkala Manor in Jamsa (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere holiday planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Tampere is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Tampere is minus 10 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Auckland in November, with highs in Tampere at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Vitikkala Manor
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and The Church of the Holy Cross. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 20th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Saariselka reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then gear up at Levi Ski Resort. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

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Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Levi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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