11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Santa Claus Office, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Tel Aviv in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 6th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Fri), examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then examine the collection at National Police Museum, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in May: highs in Tampere hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, deepen your understanding at Abo Akademi, and then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku route builder site .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): walk around Nuuksio National Park and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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