15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

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 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planning tool .

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki is 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in February, with highs in Helsinki at 33°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida in Inari, about 1h 05 min away.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between 22°F and 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 4th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then surround yourself with nature on Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip maker app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Muonio in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in March, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Ruka and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in March, and nighttime lows around 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

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 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in March: high temperatures in Turku hover around 38°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Get in touch with nature at Archipelago National Park and Oro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Soderlangvik and Helsingholm Guest Harbour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

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