11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 1 day
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Levi

— 1 day
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 1st (Sun): gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Levi is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Levi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Levi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Inari

— 1 night
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 2nd (Mon): get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Savonlinna

— 1 day
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

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You can fly from Inari to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 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 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Ronga. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti, buy something for everyone on your list at Sello, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTag Gallery.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."