12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
3
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari sightseeing planner.

Calgary, Canada to Mustasaari is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Calgary to Mustasaari, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mustasaari when traveling from Calgary in November, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Mustasaari - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahti road trip website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lahti by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Lahti to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Lahti to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 3rd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island visit site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Adventure Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Vantaa
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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