11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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2
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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 11th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church. On the next day, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get your game on at Moomin World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

1
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Kimito Island

Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

1
day
Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Kimito Island in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Savonlinna, with highs around 35°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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1
night
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 15th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then catch a live event at Lappi Areena, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. On your second day here, make a trip to Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savonlinna in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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."