14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

6
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 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Parola
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 10th (Thu): make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, Levi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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 12th (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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