12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hartford
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
End: Hartford

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Hartford, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hartford to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hartford in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 40°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 27°F and lows about 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in November, with highs in Savonlinna at 35°F and lows at 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Bragen ulkoilmamuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

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You can fly from Savonlinna to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Patakirppis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Pori, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku itinerary site.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova