14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tornio
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Vaasa
— 1 night
7
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Verona

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Verona, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Verona - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Tornio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Tornio

Tornio ©
Tornio is a city and municipality in Lapland, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church and then try out the rides at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tornio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Tornio takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Tornio

Fun & Games Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kemi holiday planner.

Kemi is very close to 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 take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Oulu

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, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oulu vacation planning site .

Take a train from Kemi to Oulu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Room Escape Games

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, then take a stroll through Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kokkola holiday app .

You can drive from Oulu to Kokkola in 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) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner .

You can drive from Kokkola to Vaasa in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kokkola in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vaasa, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Pori, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Shopping
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Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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 enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally get your game on at Portaali VR. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Museums Parks
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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