12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Lahti
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lahti road trip planning tool.

Hong Kong, China to Lahti is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in December, with highs in Lahti at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get some cultural insight at Helsinki Cathedral and Ullanlinna. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, look for gifts at Boss Shop, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lahti in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip tool.

Drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Mustasaari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see Santa Claus Office.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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