13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), see the interesting displays at Design Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sun), head off the coast to Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Kimito Island in November, you will find days in Savonlinna are little chillier (1°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in November; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -1°C and lows reach -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Kid's Land. It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Levi journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Levi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

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