9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Savonlinna
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kuopio
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
6
Levi
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Sat), get advice or help at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere online attractions planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Savonlinna by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally admire all the interesting features of Puijo Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Levi

— 1 night
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 4th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kids' Land.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Levi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuopio to Levi by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."