12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Bogota

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mannerheim Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bogota to Helsinki is 7 hours. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Antikbutiken
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then stop by Patakirppis.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pori online road trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

1
night
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 7th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Pori to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
On the 8th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village