18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bern
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Bern

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and finally examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip planning website .

Bern, Switzerland to Levi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bern in June, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Kittila, Akaslompolo, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): experience the excitement of Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and then stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
LAURI ©
LAURI
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do your shopping at Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rauhaniemi Beach and Linna Golf & Country Club. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Museo Militaria (in Haemeenlinna). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere sightseeing website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, Laukko Manor
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo ©
Mathildedalin Kylapanimo

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Linden Esplanade and Beach Mansikkalahti. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hamina Town Hall, Salpa Line Museum
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for gifts at Artisaani, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and finally get your game on at Takeoff Simulations.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site .

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Artisaani ©
Artisaani
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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