11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Hanko
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Vantaa
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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 21st (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally stop by Willatar.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo online road trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Willatar
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Architectural Building
Cathedral of Porvoo
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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Kotka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Porvoo in December: highs in Kotka hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
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Religious Site
St. John's Church
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Church
Marian Kirkko
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Church
Pikkukirkko
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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hanko trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Hanko. In December, daytime highs in Hanko are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Observation Deck
Hanko Water Tower
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Outdoors
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Tampere

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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
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Department Store
City Sokos
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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 29th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Jumbo, get answers to all your questions at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, then browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and finally engage your brain at Heureka.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vantaa trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vantaa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Vantaa at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Science Museum
Heureka
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Shopping Mall
Kauppakeskus Jumbo
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