11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ranua
— 1 night
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Vilnius

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at CraftCorner. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Ruka.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo planning website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -5°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ranua

— 1 night
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 19th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

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You can drive from Kuusamo to Ranua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Ranua

Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka road trip planner.

Getting from Ranua to Saariselka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Jemes Sport. Explore hidden gems such as Kids' Land and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

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 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

You can plan Tampere trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

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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."