11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Train to Richmond Amtrak, Subway to San Francisco, Fly to Helsinki
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Sacramento International Airport



— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the collection at The National Library of Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planning site.

Sacramento, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, subway, and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sacramento, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then play a few rounds at Tornio Golf, and finally cast your line with Nordic Safaris. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then tour or see a game at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi attractions planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Kemi hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like KuruYoga Levi and Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kaukonen to see Sarestoniemi Museum about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, identify plant and animal life at Wingrens Dogsafaris, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kemi to Levi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

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."