12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill and then contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home. Keep things going the next day: revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Espoo

— 2 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 4th (Sat), explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and then cool off at Serena Water Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Espoo online trip builder.

Drive from Porvoo to Espoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Espoo are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sun): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli and then get your bearings at Turku City Library. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Turku online travel planner.

You can drive from Espoo to Turku in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."