13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Taivalkoski
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and The Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kittila).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi road trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Levi is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Levi to be cooler, temps between 38°F and 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
day
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taivalkoski visit planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Taivalkoski takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Taivalkoski sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 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
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 4th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then hit the slopes at Ruka.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuusamo driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Taivalkoski to Kuusamo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then see the interesting displays 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.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, you will find days in Savonlinna are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, delve into the distant past at 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: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor, then get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planning website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, and get a taste of the local shopping with Okra.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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