Route & dates
32 days in Finland Itinerary
Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly: 13 h 30 min
Helsinki— 13 nights
Drive: 1 h 30 min
Tampere— 5 nights
Train: 1 h 45 min
Turku— 4 nights
Fly: 4 h 30 min
Levi— 4 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Rovaniemi— 4 nights
Fly: 22 h 30 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City
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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.Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, browse the different shops at Kamppi Center, look for gifts at Marimekko Oyj, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip planner .
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.
Things to do in Helsinki
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Shop till you drop at Sibeliustalo and Tampere Hall. We've included these beaches for you: Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Musical Fountain (in Lahti) and Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center (in Hollola). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Pyynikki observation tower and explore the world behind art at Mältinranta.
For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere planning site .
Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.
Things to do in Tampere
Lahti, Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum. Get outdoors at Kurjenrahka National Park and The Archipelago Trail. When in Turku, make a side trip to see ArtBank in Parainen, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Sibelius Museum, and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.
To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning website .
Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.
Things to do in Turku
ArtBank, Kuusisto Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Step out of the city life by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 30th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, get your game on at ICIUM Wonderworld of Ice, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use 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. Traveling from Turku in January, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -11°C and -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ranua Zoo. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Arena, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website .
Traveling by bus from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Pyha-Luosto National Park, Ranua Zoo
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