13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kangasniemi
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brussels in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 26th (Wed): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Tullin Sauna (in Tampere), Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) (in Riihimaki) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, glide through natural beauty at Messila Ski Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti travel planner.

You can fly from Turku to Lahti in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Turku, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lahti, ranging from highs of -6°C to lows of -12°C. You'll set off for Kangasniemi on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

Kangasniemi

— 3 nights
Kangasniemi is a municipality in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kangasniemi: St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Pirtin perinnepuisto and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kangasniemi Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangasniemi driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Lahti to Kangasniemi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kangasniemi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."