11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
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 19th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki is 10 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Museums, #Spas

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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.
On the 21st (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 50°F and lows about 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in May, with highs in Turku at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere attractions planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online tour planner .

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, admire the natural beauty at Fuksinpuisto Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. On the next day, stroll through Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kotka sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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