18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Vantaa Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, visit Katajanokka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the next day, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Pielisen Museum and Koli Nature Centre Ukko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and stroll through Akka-Koli Hill.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In November in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Koli National Park in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safaris in Akaslompolo--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of -11°C in Levi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Safaris, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

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