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
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:  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 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer 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. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train 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
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 12th (Sun), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) 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
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 13th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary app.

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. 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 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 16th (Thu) 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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