11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route builder app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta online visit planner .

Take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

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Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Turku in May, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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