18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Seven Fells Up and Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi route builder website .

Manchester, UK to Levi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Levi. In May, Levi is a bit cooler than Manchester - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get in touch with nature at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Siida and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Inari, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida ©
Siida

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Visiting Kiutakongas Rapids and Ruka will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Riisitunturi National Park and Syote National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo vacation planner.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riisitunturi National Park, Syote National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka, take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo day trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Sotkamo by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Paha-Koli Hill. Step out of the city life by going to Pielinen and Ukko-Koli.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Sotkamo to Koli National Park takes 2.5 hours. May in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Tapiola Golf. Step off the beaten path and head to Ullanlinna and Katajanokka. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trip

Tapiola Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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