8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get your game on at Kid's Land, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder site .

New York City, USA to Levi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Levi at 31°F and lows at 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Ruka, identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo online trip planner .

Getting from Levi to Kuusamo by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in March, and nighttime lows around 12°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Kuusamo to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in March, with highs in Turku at 38°F and lows at 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Nature Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island online road trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally stop by Pien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planning tool .

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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