14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Helsinki Zoo and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Helsinki is 6 hours. Traveling from San Juan in March, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 29th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums 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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi planning tool .

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Sarestoniemi Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi route website .

Take a bus from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

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