11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Espoo
— 1 day
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Train
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Wed), stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:

Espoo

— 1 day
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, have fun and explore at Talomuseo Glims, then browse the different shops at Sello, and finally examine the collection at Gallen-Kallela Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Espoo trip itinerary maker site.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In November in Espoo, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Flowpark Turku, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip app.

You can drive from Espoo to Turku in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Turku sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Sun), examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): have fun at Vainolanniemi, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio tour planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kuopio to Oulu in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Wed), stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get your bearings at Rovaniemi City Library, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Oulu in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

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."