14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, thenenjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Newark, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through Venajanhiekka, thenenjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sotkamo trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In December, Sotkamo is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Vuokatti Bowling ©
Vuokatti Bowling
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari road trip app.

Getting from Sotkamo to Mustasaari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenexamine the collection at Spy Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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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 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, thenget lost in a book at Turku City Library, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku route builder site.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary app.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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