14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

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London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In May, Levi is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 5th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and then explore the striking landscape of Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Levi to Sotkamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo journey planner .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. While traveling from Sotkamo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kuusamo, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Safaris

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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 (Thu), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

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Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Turku is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. On the next day, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and then head off the coast to Lehman.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kotka journey planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Paavolan Tammi, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Pien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Paavolan Tammi
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Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Spas & Wellness

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