12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuusamo
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Orlando International Airport

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2
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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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

Orlando, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in February, with highs in Helsinki at 33°F and lows at 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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2
nights
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 11th (Thu): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 13th (Sat), fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuusamo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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3
nights
Saariselka

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka sightseeing site.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Saariselka are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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3
nights
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 17th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi travel planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."