14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. 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 · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

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 see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Turku

— 1 night
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.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; 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

Tours · Trails · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."