13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, get your game on at Kid's Land, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Levi, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in November: high temperatures in Turku hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

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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 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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 Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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