15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Johannes Church. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Loviisan kirkko are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town in April, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Mon), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planning tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Ideapark. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

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

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icekarting Levi and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Levi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in April, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

2
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."