13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Rovaniemi, Bus to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inari
— 1 night
Drive
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Taivalkoski
— 1 day
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Akaslompolo Sportshop and Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Levi reach 38°F and lows reach 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip site.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Taivalkoski

— 1 day
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. On the 3rd (Fri), stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Taivalkoski vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Taivalkoski takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in Taivalkoski, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:
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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo visit planning app.

Getting from Taivalkoski to Kuusamo by car takes about an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savonlinna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, you will find days in Savonlinna are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Mon), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation maker website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or ARTag Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Okra, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

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."