12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island online road trip planner .

Boston, USA to Kimito Island is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get slightly colder in Kimito Island: highs are around 48°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Levi Ski Resort. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio--about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in October; daily highs in Levi reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Safaris, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then get outside with Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. On the next day, get outside with Lake Inari.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inari online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Design Museum Helsinki. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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