15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  20​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vaasa tour builder app .

Washington DC, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in June: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

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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 20th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then shop like a local with Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Levi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Levi sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka holiday builder app .

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Saariselka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Change things up with a short trip to Koli Shop Retkitupa in Koli (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uhrihalkeama, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lieksa online trip builder .

Getting from Saariselka to Lieksa by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly. When traveling from Saariselka in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lieksa: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Honkaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then kick back and relax at Utra Beach, and finally head outdoors with Utransaari/ The Utra Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Lieksa to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Old Mine Mining Museum, New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko

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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 in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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