23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ranua
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. There's still lots to do: stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and take an exotic tour of Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi journey planner.

Portland, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Levi: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Saariselka

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): meet the residents at Ranua Zoo.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ranua trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Ranua takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at S/S Salama, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Salpa Line, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Ranua to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, make a trip to Bomarsund, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm - Open-air Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Lenholm Conservation Area (in Pargas) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Old Rauma, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku online holiday builder.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get outdoors at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Pohtiolampi. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Rapola Ridge (in Valkeakoski). Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Saari Nation Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Helsinki

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, make a trip to The National Library of Finland, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."