19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki holiday planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Wed), pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hit the slopes at Ruka and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Kuusamo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, you will find days in Kuusamo are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Spas · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus & Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center). It doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Saariselka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Wingrens Dogsafaris. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi attractions planner.

Drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rovaniemi Church and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 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."