14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary

2
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, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, see Santa Claus Office, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

For maps and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour app .

Calgary, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 9 hours. When traveling from Calgary in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around -6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and finally enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -2°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, try your luck at PAF Casino, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online attractions planner .

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Oulu in December, things will get a bit warmer in Mariehamn: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Mineral Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere route builder .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mariehamn in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Room Escape Games

5
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 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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