8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Mon), expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then examine the collection at Bunker Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamina tour itinerary tool .

Indianapolis, USA to Hamina is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Hamina. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hamina, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Bunker Museum
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

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

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
day
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 20th (Wed): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary website .

Getting from Savonlinna to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in November, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 27°F and 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas 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 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in November, with highs in Turku at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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