17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Imatra
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Inkoo and see Inkoon kirkko, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra visit planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Imatra is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -7°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

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Religious Site
Church of St. Nicholas
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vitikkala Manor and Laukko Manor. You'll get in some beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

Getting from Imatra to Tampere by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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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.
Shop till you drop at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Must see
Safaris
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History Museum
Arktikum
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