16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  29​h
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 16th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo holiday maker tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kuusamo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Kuusamo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning website .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, and then hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary site .

Getting from Inari to Vaasa by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday tool .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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