13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Forsblomfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo in Jarvenpaa, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in April, with highs in Helsinki at 47°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hanko trip planning site .

Drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. April in Hanko sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. April in Turku sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Inari

On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online vacation planner .

Getting from Turku to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 37°F and lows about 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip builder app .

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Levi are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Olavinlinna Castle. On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko, then brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally trek along Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, expand your understanding of the military at Salpa Line, and then make a trip to Pikkukirkko.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip builder site .

You can fly from Levi to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahden Kirkko, Salpa Line, Orinoro Gorge
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko

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