15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  18​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
4
Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Teijo national park. Bring the kids along to Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Nairobi, Kenya to Turku is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in November; daily highs in Turku reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then expand your understanding of the military at Oro.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

1
day
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 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kimito Island to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kimito Island in November; daily highs in Levi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 Ice Karting Levi ©
G2 Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Venajanhiekka, go for a walk through Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Sotkamo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in November; daily highs in Sotkamo reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti ©
Hiukka ©
Hiukka

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Savonlinna takes 4.5 hours. November in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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.
Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church for their historical value. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann's Department Store. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Taiga Colors.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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