15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
6
Ranua
— 1 night

3
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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 some cultural insight at Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Johannes Church and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Safaris Levi. Get outdoors at Kids' Land and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari (about 1 hour away). It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka vacation planner.

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Inari
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the wide-open spaces of Kujala Reindeer Farm, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then take an exotic tour of Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Rukaland.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary app.

Drive from Saariselka to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. February in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Rukatunturi
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Rukaland ©
Rukaland
Kujala Reindeer Farm ©
Kujala Reindeer Farm

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ranua road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Ranua takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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