7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  21​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis


few
hours
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary site .

Minneapolis, USA to Savonlinna is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Savonlinna. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inari travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 21°F and lows about 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
On the 24th (Tue), get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 8°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
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 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 34°F and lows reach 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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