11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Train to Richmond Amtrak, Subway to San Francisco, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Sacramento

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Room Escape Games. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Sacramento, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 35°F, while days are much colder, around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Kemi

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 6th (Wed), admire the striking features of Kemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then tee off at Tornio Golf, and finally cast your line with Nordic Safaris. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Kemi hover around 42°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Levi

— 3 nights
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 KuruYoga Levi and Giewont Husky Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kaukonen to see Sarestoniemi Museum about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, get great views at Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Levi road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kemi to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in October, you will find days in Levi are slightly colder (37°F), and nights are about the same (27°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."