13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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.
Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Atlanta, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 27th (Fri), browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Akaslompolo visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Akaslompolo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 23°F and lows are around 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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