21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
5
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
7
Levi
— 1 night
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Huntsville, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Helsinki is 8 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in November, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (40°F), and nights are slightly colder (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Louhisaari Manor
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online day trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto, Haralanharju Tower, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

2
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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, then stop by Vitikkala Manor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Petajavesi Old Church, then examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, then make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla travel route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Old Church of Keuruu, Vitikkala Manor, Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, Petajavesi Old Church
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla
Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 14th (Sat), cruise along Puumalan Lake, get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road, then make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, then brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, then take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mikkeli trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Mikkeli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the activities along Pielinen, and make a trip to Paateri.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Koli National Park in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in November, with highs in Levi at 26°F and lows at 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 20°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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