15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Kuusamo
— 1 day
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo sightseeing tool.

Toronto, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Kuusamo. In January, Kuusamo is little chillier than Toronto - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka journey builder app.

Getting from Kuusamo to Saariselka by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 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 · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Turku hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): head off the coast to Lammassaari Island and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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