13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 45 min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Beijing

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 14th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get outside with Kuuskajaskari, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma travel route planner.

Beijing, China to Rauma is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Beijing to Rauma due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beijing in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Rauma, with highs around 32°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
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Kuuskajaskari ©
Kuuskajaskari
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Biological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in December, and nighttime lows around 23°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 29°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Inari at 21°F and lows at 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

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You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

4
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 out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Helsinki Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 32°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral