13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
2
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Accra

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day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to Vaasa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Accra to Vaasa due to the time zone difference. In December, Vaasa is much colder than Accra - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Levi Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Muonio in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in December: highs in Muonio hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Levi Ski Resort
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Muonio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, learn more about the world around you at The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Lahti by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Lahti to be a bit warmer, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, stop by Marimekko, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lahti in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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