13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Rock Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Beach and Turku Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Gunnarstrand (in Hanko). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour builder .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in April: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 6th (Sat), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Ruka and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, trek along Lammassaari Island, then step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, and finally make a trip to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Imatra trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in April, with highs in Imatra at 8°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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