19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Genoa
Fly + Train:  10 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Genoa

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour site.

Genoa, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Genoa in November, things will get much colder in Tampere: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island road trip planning website.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kimito Island to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kimito Island in November, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, identify plant and animal life at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Muonio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Levi to Muonio in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Enontekio Church
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo ©
Muonion Kotiseutumuseo

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari day trip tool.

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

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
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Ruka, stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre. On the next day, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Inari to Kuusamo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then shop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna online tour planner.

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in November, with highs in Savonlinna at 1°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

3
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 Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and The National Museum of Finland. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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