16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  12​h
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), look for gifts at Patakirppis, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Rauma Art Museum, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then steep yourself in history at Palace of Junnelius, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Pori is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Pori due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in January, things will get little chillier in Pori: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then visit a coastal fixture at Marjaniemi Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then head outdoors with Superpark Oulu, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Pori to Oulu in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pori in January; daily highs in Oulu reach -7°C and lows reach -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Spas
Superpark Oulu ©
Superpark Oulu

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kuusamo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oulu in January, with highs in Kuusamo at -10°C and lows at -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Icekarting Levi, browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Explore hidden gems such as Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Pyha-Nattanen Fell. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 1h 10 min away.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Pyha-Nattanen Fell
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Spas

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