14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saariselka attractions planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in February since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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 9th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find out how to plan a trip to Levi, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in February; daily highs in Turku reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey planning site .

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in February; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Kids will enjoy Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and Norman Travels. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Raseborg Castle. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and look for gifts at Pien.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Savonlinna in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Raseborg, Snappertunan kirkko
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Norman Travels ©
Norman Travels
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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