12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  27​h
1
Lahti
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  16​h
End: Hong Kong

1
day
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti day trip planning app .

Hong Kong, China to Lahti is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Lahti. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Lahti to be cooler, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to 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
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

4
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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Old Market Hall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Boss Shop, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lahti, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): head outdoors with Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip planner .

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, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Tours Adventure
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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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku online visit planner .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari road trip app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Mustasaari are -4°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey tool .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -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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