13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kajaani
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Haagan Alppiruusupuisto will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Johannes Church and The Aalto House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Vaasa

— 3 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Setterbergin Puisto and Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Salgrund Pilot Station and Huutoniemen kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and contemplate the long history of Stromso.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa travel route planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Levi

— 1 night
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 2nd (Mon): gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Levi online attractions planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in September, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Kajaani

— 3 nights
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Popular historic sites such as Kajaani Church and Paltaniemi Church are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kajaani: Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas) and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kajaani attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kajaani takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kajaani

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.