12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey builder.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kimito Island trip builder website.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · 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.
Shop till you drop at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Marimekko Oyj. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Karisma, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, see the interesting displays at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Padasjoen Tuomastornit.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip tool.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lahti to be slightly colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, Hiidenvuori, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Shopping Centre Karisma ©
Shopping Centre Karisma

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