11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route website .

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 40°F and 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 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 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 14th (Wed), browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip maker app .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. When traveling from Kimito Island in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Savonlinna: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village and then see Santa Claus Office.

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Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at 28°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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