11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 1 day
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Lahti

— 1 day
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): glide through natural beauty at Messila Ski Centre, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti road trip tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Lahti is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, things will get much colder in Lahti: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lahti

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Levi visit website.

You can fly from Lahti to Levi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lahti in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Mustasaari

— 1 day
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. In December, Mustasaari is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches
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Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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 historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Old Market Hall, and stop by Marimekko Oyj.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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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.