17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Turku
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Manila in November, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Levi online trip builder.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Sat), get advice or help at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): get your game on at Moomin World, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Levi to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in November; daily highs in Turku reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 26th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Savonlinna

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

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Mustasaari to Savonlinna by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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

Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website.

Fly from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."