15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  2​h 30​min
5
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanko driving holiday site .

Seattle, USA to Hanko is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in November; daily highs in Hanko reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday app .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pori vacation website .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pori

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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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 1st (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Samiland.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Pori to Levi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Pori - with highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then see the interesting displays at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

#Shopping, #Tours, #Museums
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then make a trip to Riihisaari, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Savonlinna in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around 29°F and lows about 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

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

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get some historical perspective at Stromforsin ruukki and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Beaches

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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