15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: The Valley, Anguilla
Fly:  26​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lahti
— 1 night
train + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  27​h
End: The Valley, Anguilla

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Marimekko. Visit Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, stop by Boss Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planning tool .

The Valley, Anguilla to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from The Valley to Helsinki is 6 hours. Traveling from The Valley in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks

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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online vacation planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

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#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku planning website .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

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#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
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 3rd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then make a trip to Musical Fountain, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti vacation builder tool .

Drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

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#Fun & Games, #Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lahti in January, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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