12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip app.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 24th (Tue), get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Haralanharju Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then get your game on at PortaaliVR, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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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 27th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."