12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Asikkala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Kansallisgalleria. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Inari are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are cooler (-17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oro.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Inari to Kimito Island in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: highs in Kimito Island hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Bellevue Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Asikkala.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor, Old Rauma
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Asikkala

Asikkala ©
Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. On the 31st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Asikkala trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Turku to Asikkala with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Asikkala

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lahti
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

1
night
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ruotsinpyhtaa trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Asikkala to Ruotsinpyhtaa. In December, daily temperatures in Ruotsinpyhtaa can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa

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