11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Jamnagar Airport

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site.

Jamnagar, India to Helsinki is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Jamnagar - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Mustasaari

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

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari route planner.

Getting from Turku to Mustasaari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In January, daytime highs in Mustasaari are -4°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 1 day

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 12th (Sat): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -21°C in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 14:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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.