14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Train
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kemijarvi
— 2 nights
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Drive to Rovaniemi Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere route builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll through Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Ainolan Puisto, engage your brain at Tietomaa, and then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

Make your Oulu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Tampere to Oulu by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Oulu, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kemijarvi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

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Kemijarvi

Kemijärvi is a municipality of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Joutsijarven Bunkkerit and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kemijarvi trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemijarvi in 1.5 hours. December in Kemijarvi sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kemijarvi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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."