11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Kansallisgalleria. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Stockmann's Department Storefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Taiga Colors, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning app .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Helsinki. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Helsinki at 47°F and lows at 32°F. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, stop by Tammelantori, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Tammelantori ©
Tammelantori

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Turku are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

1
night
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 12th (Thu): get interesting insight from Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 37°F and 22°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 14th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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