15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. In March, Turku is colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

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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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). On the 11th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Levi is a bit cooler than Vaasa - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

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Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 14th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

Plan my day in Pyhatunturi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Levi in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pyhatunturi, with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Pyhatunturi in March, with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pielinen, then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

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 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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