21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
Get outdoors at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Ice Karting Levi. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities and make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip builder tool .

London, UK to Levi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Levi is 2 hours. Traveling from London in November, expect Levi to be colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Get outdoors at Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Taiga and Vuokatti Bowling. Step out of Sotkamo with an excursion to Jyrkkakosken Ruukki in Sonkajarvi--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti and take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sotkamo planner .

You can drive from Levi to Sotkamo in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Levi in November, expect Sotkamo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Wild Taiga, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Venajanhiekka
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Ruka and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Get in touch with nature at Kiutakongas Rapids and Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo route maker website .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Traveling from Sotkamo in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kuusamo, with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Turku Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Pike's Gut (in Hanko) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder tool .

Getting from Kuusamo to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Turku is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then look for gifts at Patakirppis, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Space Bowling & Billiards.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Katajanokka. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Paavolan Tammi will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Aurlahti Beach in Lohja (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Paavolan Tammi
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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