10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + train:  6​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Dusseldorf

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

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Dusseldorf, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dusseldorf to Tampere. Traveling from Dusseldorf in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Kid's Land, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

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 Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta visit planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Salpa Line Museum, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

2
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.
On the 31st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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