12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boracay
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  20​h 30​min
End: Boracay

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hanko planner .

Boracay, Philippines to Hanko is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boracay to Hanko is minus 6 hours. While traveling from Boracay, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Hanko, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku online vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Hanko to Turku with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Snow Village and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in August, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 8th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari trip app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Marimekko. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Artisaani, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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