17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): 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. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manila in November, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Levi, with lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Turku travel route planner .

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Turku: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas. On the next day, look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route app .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner .

Drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 29th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour planning tool .

Drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

5
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.
Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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