18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Kallahdenniemi Beach. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Kupang, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kupang to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kupang in April, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 7:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
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 3.5 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 · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Levi

— 4 nights
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 Kids' Land. 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: visit Ounasjoki - River for activities, fly down the slopes at Discover Lapland, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 12:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
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 car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Ranua

— 1 night
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. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
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Oulu

— 2 nights
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: do a combination of bus and train; or 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 · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.