15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip site .

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Newark, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 16°F to lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 7th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -2°F in Akaslompolo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Safaris

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally get your game on at PortaaliVR.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Spas
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bonk Museum, Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

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