17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu


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1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi online itinerary planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Pyhatunturi is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect Pyhatunturi to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Luosto
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Samiland and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Trails Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Samiland ©
Samiland

7
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Take a break from the city and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Siida, Inari Reindeerfarm, & more). On the 14th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip maker app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saariselka are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Inari, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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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 20th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, you will find days in Turku are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time 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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