13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rauma
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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, head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma tour itinerary maker website.

Beijing, China to Rauma is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Rauma is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Beijing in December, expect nights in Rauma to be about the same, around 24°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°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

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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), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
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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): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Drive from Turku to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between 29°F and 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to 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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inari trip app.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around 21°F and lows are around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi and then get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

Before you visit Levi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Samiland ©
Samiland
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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 some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Elimaki and see Arboretum Mustila, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder tool.

Getting from Levi to Helsinki by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 37°F and lows about 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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