14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kemi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Inari
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Kuopio
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Thu), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 26th (Fri): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vaasa holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In November in Oulu, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. You will leave for Kemi on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Kukkolankoski, tour along fresh powder with Nordic Safaris, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Kemi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in November, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (-2°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Inari dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kuopio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Inari to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kuopio: highs are around -3°C and lows about -8°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning tool.

Fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Kuopio - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."