14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Rovaniemi Airport
7
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Marimekko, shop like a local with Old Market Hall, and visit Ullanlinna.

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New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

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1
night
Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Messila Ski Centre, then don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahti planning site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lahti to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

2
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Postal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere visit planner.

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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2
nights
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 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku journey maker tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then stop by Patakirppis, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pori online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

1
night
Mustasaari

Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari journey maker.

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

few
hours
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."