14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Lahti
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
8
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, and stop by Marimekko Oyj.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip maker tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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 29th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti route maker site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Lahti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. December in Lahti sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Plan my trip to Mustasaari with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lahti to Mustasaari. December in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ruka, 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 where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo vacation planning website.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Kuusamo with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mustasaari in January: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -10°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saariselka vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Saariselka sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Levi journey maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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