11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  7​h
1
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

2
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.
On the next day, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi online travel route builder .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Levi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Levi due to the time zone difference. In December, Levi is much colder than Dusseldorf - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna itinerary maker site .

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stromforsin ruukki and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mannerheim Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip site .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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