15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Nuuksio National Park. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Pyhan Katarinan kirkko (in Karjaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, appreciate the history behind Maternal Love Sculpture (Aidinrakkaus), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 6th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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 8th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi journey maker website .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour planner.

Fly from Levi to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's much more to do: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Turku online trip builder .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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