19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Aland Island
— 1 night
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Saariselka
— 1 night
7
Inari
— 2 nights
8
Levi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Museum of Finland and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Let the collections at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Salpa Line Museum capture your imagination. St. John's Church and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Bunker Museum and walk around Riverside Park.

Discover how to plan a Kotka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

2
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna route website.

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
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Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aland Island online journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka travel planning website.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Aland Island to Saariselka in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Aland Island in November: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around -3°C and lows are around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
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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 15th (Thu): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inari itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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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 Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip website.

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi