18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 4 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Ranua
— 1 night
6
Oulu
— 2 nights

5
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Design District. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, try to win big at Casino Helsinki, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Kupang, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Kupang to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kupang in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and finally stroll through Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo holiday planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuusamo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Kuusamo is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

4
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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Icekarting Levi and Ounasjoki - River for activities. Venture out of the city with trips to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Kids' Land, fly down the slopes at Discover Lapland, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and visit Inghams Mini Husky Experience.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi attractions planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland
Samiland ©
Samiland

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 13th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka day trip planning app.

Getting from Levi to Saariselka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ranua online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Ranua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wildlife
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally head outdoors with Superpark Oulu.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oulu online trip planner.

Getting from Ranua to Oulu by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Spas
Superpark Oulu ©
Superpark Oulu