11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Petajavesi
— 1 day
Drive
7
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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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 30th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

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Luosto

Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luosto tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Luosto by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Luosto sees daily highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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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 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kemi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Petajavesi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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Petajavesi

Petäjävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland, next to Jyväskylä and is part of the Central Finland region. On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Nyrolan luontopolku and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Petajavesi Old Church.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Petajavesi online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Petajavesi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January in Petajavesi, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Petajavesi

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:

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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church. On the next day, hit the slopes at Kokonniemi, then stop by Willatar, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Porvoo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Petajavesi to Porvoo takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Petajavesi in January: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.