17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Drive + 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 + Shuttle:  6 h 30 min
4
Inari
— 1 day
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train + 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Stromforsin Ruukki in Ruotsinpyhtaa--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, stop by Taiga Colors, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki planning app.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Stromforsin Ruukki
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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, stroll through Utra Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taitokortteli. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Mine Mining Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joensuu trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Joensuu at 34°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Joensuu

Museums Beaches 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Joensuu to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in November, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 27°F and lows about 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
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.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and Kids' Land. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Akaslompolo to see Akaslompolo Sportshop about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Levi itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Giewont Husky Adventures, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In November, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Holy Cross Church. Step out of Tampere to go to Pori and see Yyteri Beach, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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