11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey maker tool.

Crete, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 9-hour flight. When traveling from Crete in December, plan for colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with a short trip to Safartica Yllas in Yllasjarvi (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online travel planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Winter Sports

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Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, see Santa Claus Office, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Fri), pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip builder.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."