11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 29th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi vacation planner.

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Snow Village
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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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): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planning site .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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