11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Levi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

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 24th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island online attractions planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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hours
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kimito Island to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kimito Island in December: highs in Levi hover around -6°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Mustasaari reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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