15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
7
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Denver in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 4th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Leklandet.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Leklandet, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Leklandet ©
Leklandet
Room Escape Games

1
night
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 6th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Room Escape Games
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then explore the activities along Pielinen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park tour planner.

Drive from Tampere to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo road trip app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Koli National Park in June, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (59°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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