11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Porto

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website.

Porto, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Porto to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in November, you will find days in Helsinki are cooler (5°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): trek along Urho Kekkonen National Park. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Juutua Nature Trail and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka vacation maker.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 17th (Wed): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Levi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:

Finland travel guide

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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."