14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Jose
Fly:  22 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: San Jose

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenstroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in January, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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 Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Levi, with lows around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenstroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour builder site.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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