8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

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hours
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo visit planning tool .

Jerusalem, Israel to Kuusamo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jerusalem in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Theme Parks, #Trails, #Wildlife
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, Saariselka is a bit cooler at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
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 17th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

Plan trip to Levi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Parks, #Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik and then stroll through Oro.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kimito Island online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kimito Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Kimito Island at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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