11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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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 31st (Sat), get all the equipment you need at Bike Rental - by Carfield and then explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Aavameri, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, walk around Isopuisto Park, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola tour planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park holiday builder app.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Koli National Park in November, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."