10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Paavolan Tammi and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning website .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park, Kuhakoski Waterfall, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online journey planner .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and finally fly down the slopes at Ruka.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuusamo travel planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in May, things will get a bit cooler in Kuusamo: highs are around 50°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

Make your Ranua itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Ranua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Snow Village, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder app .

You can drive from Ranua to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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