13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
7
Inari
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + bus:  4​h 15​min
8
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Columbia

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

Columbia, USA to Turku is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbia to Turku is 7 hours. In July, Turku is cooler than Columbia - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna visit app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Syote

Syote ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Syote online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Syote by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Nature Parks
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Getting from Syote to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas ©
Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas

1
night
Levi

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 10th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel route planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Porvoo sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Porvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Porvoo reach 70°F and lows reach 55°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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