15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Syracuse
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Syracuse

2
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island route planner.

Syracuse, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Syracuse in May: high temperatures in Kimito Island hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kimito Island to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kimito Island in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 50°F and lows are around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lemmenjoki National Park.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm
Siida ©
Siida

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 29th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka

1
day
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. On the 31st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Venajanhiekka and then head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. In May in Sotkamo, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Venajanhiekka
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, and finally head off the coast to Malonsaari.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Imatra online route maker .

Getting from Sotkamo to Imatra by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June in Imatra, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

2
days
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 3rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): head off the coast to Lehman, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and then make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Kotka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Lehman ©
Lehman
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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