13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Milan

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Visit Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari vacation planning site .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari with the Route module. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for little chillier days in Mustasaari, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, stroll through Urho Kekkonen National Park, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Saariselka with the Route module. In January, Saariselka is little chillier than Mustasaari - with highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Fun & Games, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 4th (Fri), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Adventure, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Turku hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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