11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  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 Market Square Kauppatori and Sello. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sello, Jumbo Shopping Center
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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre
Artisaani ©
Artisaani

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): browse the range of quality goods at Prisma, browse the different shops at IsoKristiina, then stop by MyGoodKnife, and finally take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lappeenranta to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Shopping Museums
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MyGoodKnife ©
MyGoodKnife
Prisma ©
Prisma
IsoKristiina ©
IsoKristiina

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): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train 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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Fri), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to 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), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

Start your trip to Levi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -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 Trails 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.
On the 31st (Mon), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip site .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to 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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