13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam


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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Aalto House and Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Get some historical perspective at Johannes Church and Hietaniemi Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), examine the collection at The Finnish Museum of Horology, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and get outside with Haagan Alppiruusupuisto.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Hvittrask, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church


Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salgrund Pilot Station and Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko. Get some historical perspective at Huutoniemen kirkko and Mustasaaren kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: The Devil's Nest (in Jalasjarvi), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro). There's much more to do: get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, see the interesting displays at Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo, contemplate the long history of Stromso, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saltkaret, Salgrund Pilot Station, Pirunpesa, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Stundars Museum
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko ©
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©


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 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in September, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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Samiland ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental


Kajaani ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Paltaniemi Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and Kajaani Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kajaani side-trips: Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kajaani trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Kajaani in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kajaani

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Paltaniemi Church, Hiidenportti National Park
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto