18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kupang, Indonesia
Fly:  27​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Ranua
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Kupang, Indonesia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Room Escape Games. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, kick back and relax at Kallahdenniemi Beach, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki route app .

Kupang, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kupang to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kupang in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then hit the slopes at Ruka, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around 3°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Discover Lapland. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins in Muonio, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel planner .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Levi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Action Park and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): wander the wide-open spaces of Saariselka Reindeer Farm and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online trip builder .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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 ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm ©
Saariselka Reindeer Farm

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 15th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ranua sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Ranua in 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 take a bus to Oulu.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife Parks
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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, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get outside with Superpark Oulu.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu road trip planning app .

Take a bus from Ranua to Oulu in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Oulu sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. 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 Beaches Spas

Side Trip

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