15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kuusamo is 7 hours. In January, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 4th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary planning site .

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are -11°C, while nighttime lows are -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
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 (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In January, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 12th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island and then examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta day trip planning site .

Drive from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Imatra, Salpa Line Museum, Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Helsinki sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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