11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
5
Inari
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

2
nights
Helsinki

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and visit Ullanlinna.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder app.

Take a train from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

few
hours
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 30th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inari, with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

Similar plans

15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, teens, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA December, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, teens, popular sights Preferences: December, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: February, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans