14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  26 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
+3
Train + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to Helsinki is 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get outdoors at Linnansaari National Park and Imatra Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kellotapuli & Ruokolahden Kirkko). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Imatra Waterfall, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
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 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the next day, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka attractions planner.

Getting from Tampere to Saariselka by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in April; daily highs in Saariselka reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Icekarting Levi and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of the city life by going to Pakasaivo and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Muonio, Kittila
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Pakasaivo ©
Pakasaivo
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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