11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Porvoo
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Senate Square, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally examine the collection at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder app.

Getting from Turku to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©

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 6th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On the next day, admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then walk around Palotorninvuori Park, then make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Porvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Porvoo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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