17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 2 nights

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Yyteri Beach. Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas for their historical value. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Rosenlew Museum (in Pori) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Tampere is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Tampere is minus 10 hours. In November, Tampere is colder than Auckland - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough 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
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. There's still lots to do: stop by Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, thenstop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In November, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi vacation planning website.

Fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage