11 days in Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Jamsa
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku vacation site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jamsa.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

1
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Jamsa

Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, then fly down the slopes at Himos Ski Resort, and then look for gifts at Vitikkala Manor.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jamsa online travel planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jamsa in 1.5 hours. In November in Jamsa, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Jamsa

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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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 (Wed): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, surround yourself with nature on Tundra Huskies Husky Safaris, then wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, and finally relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jamsa to Levi. Traveling from Jamsa in November, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around 26°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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