12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Bus:  16 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip app.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. 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 Museums Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Inari

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 where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. 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
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip tool.

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. 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 catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Haralanharju Tower
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

2
nights
Turku

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 photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; 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

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
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), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, 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 take a bus. 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
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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