13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taivalkoski
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

1
night
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 16th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Juan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from San Juan in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
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 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your understanding of the military at Oro and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. While traveling from Kimito Island, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Ruka and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Savonlinna in November, expect Kuusamo to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Taivalkoski.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Taivalkoski

Taivalkoski ©
Taivalkoski is a municipality of Finland, it is located in the Province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Jalavan Kauppa.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taivalkoski trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Taivalkoski by car takes about an hour. In November, daytime highs in Taivalkoski are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Taivalkoski

Shopping
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Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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 Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Kid's Land. There's more to do: get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi online trip maker .

Drive from Taivalkoski to Levi in 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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