12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Hamina
— 1 night
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
night
Hamina

Hamina
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, then contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hamina online itinerary maker.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Hamina is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Colombo to Hamina, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in December, things will get cooler in Hamina: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

1
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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day
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 19th (Thu): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online vacation planner.

You can fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then stop by Keittioelamaa, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki

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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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), visit Katajanokka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

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 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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