11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Wed), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi 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. Traveling from London to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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 26th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

1
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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Inari are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

2
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, and finally stop by Tea Shop Veistrom.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

1
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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 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."