14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 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 (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
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 4th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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 5th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Levi reach 0°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Tours Trails
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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 7th (Thu), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of 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, see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip website.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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