15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  20 h
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h
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 + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Vaasa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect Vaasa to be cooler, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. 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 ©
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 22nd (Sat): hike along Ruijanpolku Trail, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka route maker tool.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by combination of flight and bus 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

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

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli Hill and Paha-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Uhrihalkeama, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Lieksa. Traveling from Saariselka in June, you will find days in Lieksa are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to 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

2
nights
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): stroll through Honkaniemi Beach, make a trip to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then stroll through Utra Beach, and finally get outside with Utransaari/ The Utra Island. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Joensuu driving holiday planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow 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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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