14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder .

Mexico City, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Helsinki is cooler than Mexico City - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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 28th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Levi tour planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in January; daily highs in Levi reach -11°C and lows reach -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Savonlinna, with lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Stromforsin ruukki and Arboretum Mustila. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Salpa Line Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ruotsinpyhtaa: Kotka Church (in Kotka) and Hamina (Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral & St. John's Church). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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