10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Hamina
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Dusseldorf

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 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Helsinki City Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari travel route builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Inari, with highs around -7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Tours
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pargas Church, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pargas Church
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 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 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally make a trip to St. John's Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hamina takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Bunker Museum, Salpa Line Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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