14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Ideapark, examine the collection at Museo Militaria, then learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, and finally stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner .

Hong Kong, China to Tampere is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, expect Tampere to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Ideapark, Parola Tank Museum, Museo Militaria
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Sun), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally make a trip to Naantali Church.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 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 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Naantali Church
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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then admire the striking features of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Tours
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Siida ©
Siida
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): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then 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.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuusamo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuusamo are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
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.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta visit planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and stop by Artisaani.

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You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lappeenranta in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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