11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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), look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip site .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 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
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Kaivopuisto ©
Kaivopuisto
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
day
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Talomuseo Glims, then browse the different shops at Sello, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallen-Kallela Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Espoo online tour itinerary planner .

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. In November, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Gallen-Kallela Museum ©
Gallen-Kallela Museum
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral
Sello ©
Sello

1
night
Turku

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 23rd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, then stroll through Kupittaa Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Espoo to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Parks
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Room Escape Games
Flowpark ©
Flowpark
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

1
night
Kuopio

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, then immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then don't miss a visit to Satamankulma, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio road trip website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 35°F during the day and 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Nature
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Satamankulma ©
Satamankulma

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu online travel planner .

Getting from Kuopio to Oulu by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Wed), hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and finally stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at LAURI, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oulu in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut
LAURI ©
LAURI

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