17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Varna
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Varna

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops 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 pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel route planner.

Varna, Bulgaria to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Varna in November, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in November, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

3
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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). On the 22nd (Thu), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip maker tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Levi dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kittila, 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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in November; daily highs in Turku reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

6
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 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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