11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
3
Hamina
— 2 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 day

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip app.

Fort Smith, USA to Turku is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Smith to Turku is 8 hours. Traveling from Fort Smith in December, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 34°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then walk around The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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Hamina

Hamina
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hamina trip maker app.

Drive from Helsinki to Hamina in 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Hamina reach 30°F and lows reach 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 20°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari online road trip planner.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Inari is a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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