22 days in Finland Itinerary

22 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  24 h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Photographic Centre Peri. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Turku is an approximately 24- hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Turku, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°F and 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kimito Island fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kimito Island to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. In March, Levi is a bit cooler than Kimito Island - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lemmenjoki National Park and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip maker.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Inari sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hippupuoti Gift Shop, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruka and Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. Get in touch with nature at Riisitunturi National Park and Kiutakongas Rapids. Step out of Kuusamo with an excursion to Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski--about 48 minutes away.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kuusamo tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jalavan Kauppa, Riisitunturi National Park
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Hiukka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sotkamo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Sotkamo takes 3.5 hours. April in Sotkamo sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Taiga Colors. The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sotkamo in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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