13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kouvola
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Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Hamilton, Bermuda to Levi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hamilton in October, with highs in Levi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Saariselka. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ranua visit planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
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Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kouvola trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ranua to Kouvola. In October, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kouvola to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery A.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 28th (Thu), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."