17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip tool.

Varna, Bulgaria to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Varna, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 22nd (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi online route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect little chillier with lows of -11°C in Levi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning tool.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in November, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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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.
Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."