14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Scandinavian Adventures. The Sarestoniemi Museum and Enontekio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Levi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Levi is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Enontekio Church, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Scandinavian Adventures
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids. On your second day here, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuusamo takes 5 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 up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Kuusamo in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Savonlinna, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and The Archipelago Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Gunnarstrand in Hanko, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planning tool .

Getting from Savonlinna to Turku by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Kultaranta Garden, Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linden Esplanade. Popular historic sites such as Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Hietaniemi Cemetery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Beach Mansikkalahti) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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