18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Levi
— 3 nights
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Kuusamo
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi sightseeing planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Levi is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Levi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get cooler in Levi: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then hike along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip tool.

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Kuusamo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko, examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

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Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Escape the urban bustle at Uto and The Archipelago Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turku day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 29th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, steep yourself in history at Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, then admire the masterpieces at Alvar Aalto's studio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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