11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Porvoo
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo day trip website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Porvoo is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Porvoo is minus 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Porvoo reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

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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 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday builder site.

Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Feelapland and then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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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."