15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Fly:  18​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 day
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Kingston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Kingston, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kingston to Helsinki. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kingston in June: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pori.

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

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pori route planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kimito Island to Pori. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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 7th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Pori to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In June in Levi, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Keimiotunturi Fell, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo travel tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): trek along Malonsaari, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Imatra road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in June, expect nights in Imatra to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip website .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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