13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Arcata
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Sotkamo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Arcata

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.
On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Arcata, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Arcata in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach 26°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): head outdoors with Kainuun Vaellustalli, stroll through Hiukka, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Sotkamo in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in February; daily highs in Sotkamo reach 27°F and lows reach 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Vuokatinvaara
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Ruka, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip maker website .

Drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. In February in Kuusamo, expect temperatures between 24°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari travel route planning website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
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 Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi holiday builder app .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Safaris, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

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