11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Petajavesi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
On the 30th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luosto.

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#Tours, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luosto trip website .

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -8°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Kemi

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

few
hours
Petajavesi

Petajavesi ©
Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Nyrolan luontopolku and then admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Petajavesi road trip planning website .

Getting from Kemi to Petajavesi by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In January, daytime highs in Petajavesi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Petajavesi

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Nyrolan luontopolku
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Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokonniemi, stop by Willatar, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porvoo route planner .

Traveling by car from Petajavesi to Porvoo takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Petajavesi in January, with highs in Porvoo at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki, St Michael Church
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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