16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Colombo

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Helsinki — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Okra, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to Levi.
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Levi — 2 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Rovaniemi — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then look for gifts at Arctic Design Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Other, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Oulu.
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Oulu — 2 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then engage your brain at Tietomaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with Finnaction, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Kure Store.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Oulu at 1°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, indulge in some personalized pampering at Koli Relax Spa, then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, then Head underground at Pirunkirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip website.

Getting from Oulu to Koli National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.
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Kuopio — 2 nights

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kuopio online travel planner.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.
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Tampere — 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Suomen Pelimuseo, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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