14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

5
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 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku itinerary app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi route maker site.

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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.
On the 5th (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, have fun at Santa Claus Office, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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