14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi journey builder app.

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 23-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Levi is 7 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Levi, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Ruka.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip app.

Drive from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in May, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, thenhave fun at Adventure Park, thenget lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in May, with highs in Turku at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Rauhaniemi Beach. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 18th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

2
nights
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 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, wander the streets of Katajanokka and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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