15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
7
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Aurinkolahti Beach. Get some cultural insight at The National Museum of Finland and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, visit Ullanlinna, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. Traveling from Seattle in November, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 40°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
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 29th (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Inari at 27°F and lows at 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Turku is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pori online itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°F in December, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 31°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally get advice or help at Riihisaari.

Plan my day in Savonlinna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

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You can drive from Savonlinna to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 4 hours. In December in Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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