12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Atlanta

1
night
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 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku attractions planner .

Atlanta, USA to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Atlanta in January, expect nights in Turku to be slightly colder, around 17°F, while days are colder, around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, Levi is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 15°F and lows of -1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari trip planning tool .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between 15°F during the day and 1°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Katajanokka. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Ruka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take in breathtaking views at Julma Olkky, then view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill, and finally stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Kuusamo reach 16°F and lows reach 2°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

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