11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Shop till you drop at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planner.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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— 1 night
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 15th (Sun): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tea Shop Veistrom.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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— 2 nights
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 18th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wingrens Dogsafaris, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in November, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 26°F and 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Finland travel guide

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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."