11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Kymenlaakso
— 1 night
Drive
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, look for gifts at Artek, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kymenlaakso.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

1
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Kymenlaakso

Kymenlaakso is a region in Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kymenlaakso online trip maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Kymenlaakso by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kymenlaakso

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kymenlaakso to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

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Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 14th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuopio tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:

1
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Jyvaskyla

Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Viherlandia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, then examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, and finally get engrossed in the history at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tammelantori, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere sightseeing app.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

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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 17th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Uto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku online trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip builder.

Fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turku in March, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

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."