17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Imatra
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Levi
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. 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

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
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 · Beaches

Side Trip

Prisma
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo
Prisma ©
Prisma

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Haihara Art Centre, 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

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor, Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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.
Shop till you drop at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kaukonen to see Sarestoniemi Museum about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In January, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Sarestoniemi Museum, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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nights
Rovaniemi

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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village