16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
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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, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Karhunkierros.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuusamo is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Winter Sports

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Inari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 22nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, and then trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip planning website.

You can fly from Inari to Vaasa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in May: highs in Vaasa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Visiting Paha-Koli Hill and Neitikoski Rapids will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park journey website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can 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
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Design Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: visit Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

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