12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Syote
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. January in Mustasaari sees daily highs of -4°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Ruka, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kuusamo online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Kuusamo. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Kuusamo to be a bit cooler, temps between -10°C and -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Syote

Syote
For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Syote trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Syote takes 2 hours. In January in Syote, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -19°C at night. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -10°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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