11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
3
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Johannes Church and Kallio Church. Get some historical perspective at The Aalto House and Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa), Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki visit app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Hvittrask
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Salpa Line and Pikkukirkko. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, &more) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, and see the interesting displays at S/S Salama.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mikkeli, St. George Church, Salpa Line
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Paaskylahden kirkko ©
Paaskylahden kirkko
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

2
nights
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then listen to music at Kuhmo Arts Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuhmo trip maker site.

Drive from Savonlinna to Kuhmo in 5 hours. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Kuhmo

Museums Parks Shopping
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Kuhmo Arts Centre ©
Kuhmo Arts Centre

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, thendon't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory, thenexamine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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