9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare and then admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo sightseeing planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Kuusamo is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Kuusamo. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Kuusamo to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip planning website .

Getting from Kuusamo to Levi by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Levi sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Savonlinna takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Savonlinna, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Turku trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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