11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planner .

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Snow Village, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Levi road trip site .

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 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Adventure

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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