13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sotkamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere — 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Mon), boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere travel app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Tampere is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Beirut in September; daily highs in Tampere reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.
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Turku — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Koli National Park.
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Koli National Park — 2 nights

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Koli Relax Spa, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Koli National Park route maker app.

Drive from Turku to Koli National Park in 8 hours. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sotkamo.
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Sotkamo — 1 night

Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Kainuun Vaellustalli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sotkamo sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Levi.
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Levi — 1 night

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 11th (Sun), visit Ounasjoki - River for activities, then delve into the lush surroundings at Foxfires Arctic Spa Sauna Experience, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Activity Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker tool.

Drive from Sotkamo to Levi in 7 hours. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki — 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kytaja Golf (in Hyvinkaa) and Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Levi in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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