17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Denver

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hakaniemi Market and Katajanokka. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Stromforsin ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Artisaani, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

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Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Helsinki is 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Denver in November: highs in Helsinki hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Utra Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taitokortteli. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Joensuu Church, then see the interesting displays at Carelicum, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally examine the collection at Old Mine Mining Museum.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Joensuu hover around 34°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Old Mine Mining Museum
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni ©
Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Thu), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip site .

Getting from Joensuu to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. November in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Fri), get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in November: high temperatures in Inari hover around 27°F and lows are around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Levi Ski Resort. Head to Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Akaslompolo Sportshopfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at Kid's Land, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Levi are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports

Side Trips

Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool .

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in November, with highs in Turku at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Spas & Wellness. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Holy Cross Church in Parola, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere tour builder .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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