11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Tampere
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Las Vegas

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online holiday planner .

Las Vegas, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 45°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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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 22nd (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are slightly colder, around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inari online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in April, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

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Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in April, with highs in Savonlinna at 44°F and lows at 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 26th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka journey builder site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

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