15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
Lahti
— Few hours
train:  1​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Lahti is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Lahti due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in January; daily highs in Lahti reach -6°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

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Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku route planning tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In January in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between -4°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum