13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
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
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sarestoniemi Museum and Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 23- hour combination of car and flight. 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 Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
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 see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle 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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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. On the 3rd (Fri), stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, 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
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
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 find ratings, where to stay, maps, 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

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
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.
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

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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 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 ratings, other places to visit, 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 bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. 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

Side Trips

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

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Galleria Lapinlahti. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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