9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 1 night
6
Tampere
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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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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 25th (Tue): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in December; daily highs in Inari reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker website.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Trails · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
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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 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

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