14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Taipei

3
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 (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Taipei, Taiwan to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of subway and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Taipei to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Taipei in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 6th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online tour planner .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and finally get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in May, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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 12th (Sun): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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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