13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Kajaani
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Haagan Alppiruusupuisto will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at The Aalto House and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Hvittrask, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visiting Setterbergin Puisto and Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Salgrund Pilot Station and Mustasaaren kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko (in Isokyro), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Pirunpesa (in Jalasjarvi). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Stundars Museum, kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta, and contemplate the long history of Stromso.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Etela-Pohjanmaan Traktorimuseo, Stundars Museum, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko, Saltkaret, Pirunpesa
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Setterbergin Puisto ©
Setterbergin Puisto
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko ©
Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko ©
Kasarmintori ja ortodoksinen kirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Samiland, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and finally make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Levi online attractions planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Vaasa in September, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Levi

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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Samiland ©
Samiland
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Kajaani

Kajaani ©
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Popular historic sites such as Kajaani Church and Paltaniemi Church are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kajaani: Hiidenportti National Park (in Sotkamo) and Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kajaani attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kajaani takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kajaani

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Hiidenportti National Park, Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto, Paltaniemi Church, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Paltaniemi Church ©
Paltaniemi Church
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto

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