14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Venezia Mestre Station, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Tornio
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly to Venice, Train to Verona

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Verona, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Verona to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Verona in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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Tornio

Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tornio day trip planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tornio by car takes about 2 hours. December in Tornio sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

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Kemi

Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): visit Sampo Icebreaker, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kemi online trip itinerary planner.

Kemi is just a stone's throw from Tornio. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online travel route planner.

Drive from Kemi to Oulu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Oulu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

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Kokkola

Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, then admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kokkola trip maker.

Getting from Oulu to Kokkola by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kokkola can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Plan my day in Vaasa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kokkola to Vaasa in 2 hours. Traveling from Kokkola in December, Vaasa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, walk around Kirjurinluoto, then explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pori road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally get your game on at PortaaliVR. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and then examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip tool.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Thu), browse the collection at Turku City Library, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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."