18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

7
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 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsinki Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Åbo Akademi, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Main Library.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
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 Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 4th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in April: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Haukipudas Church in Haukipudas--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip builder tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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