14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Water Park
JukuPark Turku
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Beach
Vepsa Island
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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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Theme Park
Ahvenisto
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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