19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

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
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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays 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: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planner .

Genoa, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Genoa in November, with highs in Tampere at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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 striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. 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 ©
Soderlangvik

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): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then examine the collection at The Sarestoniemi Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kimito Island to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kimito Island in November, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Tours

Side Trip

Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Enontekio Church. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio day trip site .

Traveling by car from Levi to Muonio takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Muonio are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Enontekio Church, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Enontekio Church ©
Enontekio Church

1
night
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 28th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, examine the collection at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inari day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Inari takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Inari are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then 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. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo route builder website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 1st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna vacation planner.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in November: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around 1°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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