12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hamina
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Oulu
— 1 day
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 2 nights

1
day
Hamina

Hamina
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Bunker Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Hamina is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Hamina. In December, Hamina is cooler than Amritsar - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Bunker Museum
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Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, thenstop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Savonlinna using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 18th (Tue), tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Savonlinna to Inari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

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

Traveling by flight from Inari to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect Oulu to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenview the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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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 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), view the masterpieces at Okra, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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