14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Kuusamo
— 1 day
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Tampere

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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stop by Ideapark, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, then see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, and finally stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Tampere is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Tampere. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

2
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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 23rd (Sun): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally make a trip to Naantali Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari visit planning app.

You can fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and finally get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo driving holiday site.

You can drive from Inari to Kuusamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna attractions planner.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In December, Savonlinna is somewhat warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by MyGoodKnife, examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta journey maker website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum

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Helsinki

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.
Head to Stockmann Department Store and Hakaniemi Marketfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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