11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Jakarta

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.
Do your shopping at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Artisaani. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jumbo Shopping Center, Sello
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 26th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Prisma, buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina, thenstop by MyGoodKnife, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Lappeenranta reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping Museums
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Prisma ©
Prisma
IsoKristiina ©
IsoKristiina
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, thenexplore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning app.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Tampere by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa
City Sokos ©
City Sokos
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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nights
Turku

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 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Kauppakeskus Skanssi ©
Kauppakeskus Skanssi

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 30th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Levi online itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Tours Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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