11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey maker

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately Porvoo away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and walk around Sibelius Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tatuka Reindeerfarm.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

Similar plans

15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans