11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + train:  6​h
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tampere, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island day trip website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kimito Island to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kimito Island in June, expect nights in Levi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and finally get interesting insight from Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Inari, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Savonlinna in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, you will find days in Savonlinna are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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