12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In April, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip planning site .

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Snow Village, and finally look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in April, you will find days in Levi are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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