18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 2 nights
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: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi tour itinerary planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Levi is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bern to Levi is 1 hour. Traveling from Bern in June, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): take an exotic tour of Feelapland, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get advice or help at Rovaniemi City Library, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip builder website.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Laukko Manor and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. Step off the beaten path and head to The Parola Armour Museum and Rauhaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Linna Golf & Country Club). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kupittaa Park and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Kotka

— 3 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Beach Mansikkalahti and Riverside Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Thu), look for gifts at Artisaani, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), stop by Katajanokka, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Takeoff Simulations.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."